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Simple no-cost or low-cost changes can make a noticeable difference in a winter utility bill.

Energy Information Administration data shows that heating and cooling make up more than
40% of the average household’s energy costs. As a result, two identical homes in the same city – with the same type of insulation, windows, appliances and lighting – could have vastly different energy expenses simply because of the way they’re operated.

Start with replacing the air filter on your home furnace and scheduling a maintenance appointment if needed. Make sure furniture isn’t blocking heating vents, check for air leaks and consider your home’s insulation needs.