Controlling your winter utility bills

    Though the weather has been mild, winter is waiting in the wings with cold, snow and big utility bills.
    You can’t do anything about the cold and snow, but you can tame your utility bills. Begin by having a professional inspect your furnace to make certain it will operate safely and at peak efficiency.
    Don’t ignore the furnace filter. A dirty filter makes the furnace work harder and that costs you money. Most filters should be changed monthly, though costlier filters are designed to last longer.

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