(Area) Any extra spending money this time of year is often set aside for gift giving but perhaps some of that should be held onto for heating your house.
Here’s ISU Extension Regional Director Terry Torneten,
"People certainly, with the holidays and everything, want to look at their pennies and make sure they are handling things appropriately. Of course energy and keeping the home warm during the winter time is one of those key things that everyone has to budget for and look out for.”
There’s a laundry list of tips to lower your bill ranging from a programmable thermostat to insulation to making sure any exterior cracks and openings are sealed off. An energy audit may be helpful tool as well.