Cold home tips

To save some money

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:54pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 9:56pm

It took a while, but it finally feels like winter in central Texas.

With temperatures reaching the teens tonight, its important for you to stay warm.

But as temperatures drop, energy costs go up.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average household could see up to a 19 percent increase in heating costs this winter.

So the BBB has a few tips to save some cash.

If you use a furnace, check your filter and thermostat.

If you use a fireplace, make sure the chimney flues are closed when you aren’t using it so cold drafts don’t enter your house.

Also check weather stripping on doors and windows to keep in the warm air.

And perhaps the most important tip- Always wrap your outside pipes during freezes to prevent cracking or let them drip slowly to release pressure overnight.

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