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14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills
Homeowners will always feel that hit to the pocketbook in the winter from rising energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, the largest energy expense in the average US home is space heating, which accounts for 45% of energy bills. The average US household spent more than $700 on hearing using natural gas, and $1,700 when using heating oil! This is a huge expense for a family that is trying to live a sustainable lifestyle. Check out this DOE infographic on the subject.
There are, however, some cost saving methods you can utilize to dramatically reduce your energy usage this winter. Granted some are no-brainers to some of you homesteaders and DIYers, but some I never even thought of (read: Eliminate Drafts Around Electrical Boxes).