2. Heat Smarter
Another way to keep your energy consumption low is to heat selectively. According to the US Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year by dialing your thermostat back 7-10 degrees.
Adjust your thermostat during the day when you are away at work or asleep for the night. One solution is to install a smart thermostat in your home that you can control via smartphone. You can use automation or programmable features so your house warms up while you are on your commute. This will also give you greater understanding and management of your home energy.
Don’t heat certain rooms if you don’t use them much. Maybe your guest room or basement are vacant during the winter months, why not save energy and turn those heaters off?