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Experts share advice to lower your heating bills

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(WMC-TV) - The colder it gets, the more we crank up the heat. MLGW officials say the price of natural gas maybe slightly higher this year.

Before you turn up the heat, consider this advice to lower your heating bill before cold weather hits.

MLGW officials say there are some basic things you can do to save some money this winter.

Experts suggest keeping your thermostat set to 68 degrees or below, which can save you up to 4 percent on your bill.

Last year's unseasonably warm weather coupled with low gas prices helped save you about $110 on your winter heating bills, according to MLGW.

Because it is unlikely that we will experience another unseasonably warm winter, experts say now is a good time for customers to prepare their homes.

Here are a few tips from MLGW:

  • Make sure you have adequate insulation in the attic and on water pipes.
  • Have a licensed heat and air contractor inspect your heating system or schedule a pilot safety inspection.
  • Check windows and doors for air leaks and use caulk and weather strip to control energy loss.

Click here to find more tips about how to lower your bill while staying warm this winter.

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