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November 04, 2008

Green Your Heating -- Unused Rooms

Warmth-door November is here, and wintry weather has blown in with gusto. This week's tips cover ways to make the most of your home heating system.

Tip # 2: Only heat the rooms you use

Your heating system guzzles needless energy trying to keep every room in your house cozy during winter. Make sure the room with your thermostat is getting heat, but instead of sending warmth to the four corners, keep vents and doors closed in rarely used rooms. This reduces the amount of work your heating system needs to do to reach your thermostat’s temperature setting. You might even find that your house has fewer drafts and warms up faster. Now that's cozy.

--Mario Aguilar

Share your tips: How do you keep heating bills down during colder months?

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