Winter is a cold and dark time of year for most of us so we usually see a spike in our electric bill which can put a damper on our budget. I put together 5 simple steps that can help you save money on your heating costs until Spring decides to show it's gorgeous face!
 Close Blinds at Night
Have you ever put your hand near a window when the blinds are open and you can feel a draft? Well, if you leave your blinds open at night, you're letting the drafts come in so make sure you close them when you're away from home or sleeping.
 Let the Light Shine In
You don't have to live in total darkness because on a sunny day, the sunlight coming in through the window can often help warm your home. So if you notice it's a bright sunny day, go ahead and open some extra blinds throughout your home.
 Set Your Thermostat to a Reasonable Temperature
Try to set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature and consider putting on more layers when you're at home. When you leave the house to go to work, set it even lower, around 4 degrees less.
 Seal Your Windows
Make sure any gaps are sealed up and consider using the plastic wrap that you heat with a blowdryer to seal around your windows in the winter. It actually blocks drafts from coming in!
 Pay Attention!
Be mindful of everything you do like leaving doors hang open or not shutting your curtains at night. Make sure you get into the habit of adjusting your thermostat when possible and start looking carefully at your bill!
What methods do you use to cut costs on heating in the winter?