Have you recently had a heating bill that seems higher than the last one, but you try and save on your heat by leaving it at 65 degrees all the time? Well here’s just a few simple things that you can do to be energy efficient with your heating and cooling systems.

Having a well-insulated interior is step #1 in saving heat already in your house. Having thermostats set at a specific temperature, and even reducing the temperature when you aren’t home can also help reduce costs in the long run.

In addition, wood stoves can provide more energy-efficient heat than furnaces can, and will deal heat to a much more direct area. On the other hand, ceiling fans can cool an area just as well as an air conditioner, and use much less electricity doing so. Even something so simple as having the curtains drawn over windows at night will help to further contribute to a well-insulated and well-heated home, using energy-saving methods.