Electric and Natural Gas Savings: Stay Comfortable for Less Money
Your home is your castle - but keeping it comfortable doesn't have to cost a king's ransom.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical family spends more than $1,600 a year on utilities. Unfortunately, much of that energy is wasted.

Home heating and cooling makes up the largest chunk of your energy use and your bill. The best way to lower your energy bills? Lower your thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer.

By making a few simple changes, you could reduce your energy bills by 10 to 50 percent. That would also help reduce air pollution caused by burning coal to produce power.

Don't Lose Energy: It Costs Money
Reducing air leaks could cut 10 percent from an average monthly utility bill. Seal leaks around key areas where the air you pay to heat or cool could escape. Energy Star offers a Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Sealing.