/Spending Too Much On Your Energy Bills? Here’s How to Save
My grandmother's house in Oare, near Hermitage: actually two farm workers' cottages conjoined. It's lovely and snug inside, especially when she's got the wood burning in the fireplace.

Spending Too Much On Your Energy Bills? Here’s How to Save

Winter is still here, and staying warm hasn’t been cheap. The average U.S. household using primarily natural gas will spend roughly $600 this winter on heating bills. Homes using propane, heating oil, or electric heat are expected to spend even more—some as much as $1,500 or more.

Here are a few ways to bring your cost down:

1. If you have a thermostat that can be timed, make sure to lower the temperature during the day. There’s no need to keep the house toasty while you’re at work. Even if you don’t have a timer, you can still drop the temperature a few degrees and bundle up!