8 Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs

Steps you can take to lower your heating costs to offset rising utility bills.

Lower your heating costs with winter energy saving tips
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Struggling to lower your utility bills in the colder months? Every year as the temperatures drop, our thoughts turn to ways to counteract the sting of high heating costs. And it's gotten worse since 2022 as energy costs have soared. No one likes to think of money melting away through that drafty window or poorly insulated attic. 

But, there are some steps you can take before and during the cold months to keep costs under control. Here are eight tips we have for living energy smart.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.

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