Use these tips to save money this winter.

·         Remove leaves and debris from gutters

·         Make sure attic has a minimum of 12 inches of insulation

·         Check crawl space for moisture or flooding

·         Have HVAC or furnace professionally cleaned and serviced. Change all filters

·         Place fire extinguisher on each level of home and one in garage.

·         Change batteries in all smoke and carbon dioxide detectors.

·         Clean out heating and air ducts.

·         Reverse ceiling fans to blow warm air down. Blades should turn clockwise during winter.


·         Check for drafts around suspected areas like recessed lights, doors, exhaust fans and vents.