Heating your living space accounts for about 43% of a home’s energy bills on average, and air conditioning eats up another 8%. That’s according to the most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Bills can vary greatly, of course, depending on your home, fuel type and weather in your part of the country.
Your costs could be higher, especially if you are neglecting easy, low-cost adjustments and maintenance tasks that can run up your energy bill in no time.
Here’s how to cut energy consumption on heating and cooling for a big payoff.