Saving money on utility bills during winter months

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – With the colder temperatures this winter experts said there are ways to keep utility costs low as you heat your home.

When the temperature goes down most of us crank up the heat, but experts said that’s only going to hurt your wallet. Korschot’s Heating and Air Conditioning service manager Dave Kensinger said despite the brutal cold setting your thermostat and leaving it will save you some extra cash.

Proper insulation in your home and having your heating system maintained annually so it runs as efficiently as possible can also help keep monthly bills at a minimum. Kensinger said a humidifier can help your home feel warmer than it actually is.

“If you have a home that is humidified properly, a lot of our customers have told us, that they can actually keep a lower indoor temperature which would save some fuel but not sacrifice on comfort at all because you do have some humidity in there,” Kensinger said.

Kensinger said it’s important to not have too much moisture in your home because it can cause water droplets to form on windows and door seals that could eventually freeze.

Checking seals around your doors and windows will also help keep the cold air out and the warm air in your home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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