Use Free Heat
Open the drapes and curtains on your sun facing windows during winter days to bring free heat into your home. Remember to close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside.
Only Heat the Rooms you use
If you have rooms that you use rarely, like guest rooms or large storage areas, close and seal off the vents in those rooms to be more energy efficient and direct the flow of air to the rooms you use most.
Clean your Furnace Regularly
Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save. Check your furnace filter monthly, and replace it when it gets dirty.
Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air. The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.
Use Indoor Plant for Natural Humidity
Indoor plants are best way to increase the humidity in your home. Such plants not only maintain humidity but also help clean the air inside your home and increase your décor too.
Invest in Insulation
Thousands of dollars are lost in energy costs each year due to escaping heat and cold air in homes without proper insulation. Make sure to check for any insulation damage or changes in your home.
Limit use of Exhaust Fan
Exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom pull the hot air that rises to the ceiling out of your home. Use exhaust fans sparingly, and shut them off when you are done with your cooking or bathroom work.