The seasons are changing in the northland - and if you haven't turned on the heat yet, it's only a matter of time.

One of the most common questions that develop this time of year is how to reduce heating costs and save money on energy.  There are probably a million tips and most all of them are productive.

So where do you start?

The Kansas Corporation Commission suggests the following - listed in no particular order:

  • Reduce thermostat setting to 68 degrees.
  • Set back thermostat at night and when you leave home.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Change furnace filter monthly.
  • Have furnace "tuned up" annually.
  • Let sunshine in south windows.
  • Check and replace weather stripping on doors and windows.
  • Close storm windows and doors.
  • Operate kitchen and bath vents minimally.
  • Lower the thermostat set point on your water heater.
  • Install a water heater blanket.
  • Reduce hot water use.

For more details and informatio, click the link:  Simple Tips to Reduce Heating Bills.