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Last winter taught us all about the importance of being energy conscious with heat, and that’s great because the season is about to pummel us with another round of polar vortexes and piles of snow. The heating bill is about to kick us all in the wallets, and that usually hurts. To soften the blow, give these energy (and money) saving tricks a try.

FIREPLACES:

Nothing is better in the winter than snuggling up next to the fireplace with a hot cup of tea and a warm puppy on my lap. My fireplace burns wood, so it should warm up the room and give the central heat a rest, right?

Nope. Wood burning fireplaces usually make rooms colder, and they are the worst offenders when it comes to particle air pollution.

Click here to read more heating tips.  

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