Way to Save #111: Use Your Fireplace

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Wood is still usually cheaper than gas. But be sure and close your flue tightly when you’re not using it, and make sure the fit is snug. Caulk around the hearth. If you don’t use your fireplace at all, plug and seal your chimney flue.

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  • Lisa W.

    We turn the gas off to the pilot light during the summer months and are able to save $29.00 per month on our gas bill. We live in Vegas so we have the fireplace off for 10 months out of the year. Great savings idea!