'Tis the season to efficiently heat your home

Space heating is the largest single energy user in most homes, accounting for 42 percent of residential energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. While upgrading to a new, energy-efficient heating system is the best way to lower your winter heating bills, there are a number of things you can do to save money and improve the comfort of your family. Start with these seven:

Efficiently heat your home

Remember, if you ever suspect major issues seek a qualified professional to do a more thorough inspection.

If you aren't sure where to begin or want to learn how you can save even more, PG&E's Home Energy Checkup is a great way to identify opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of your entire home. You can find other ways to help reduce your energy use at home with our online Home Money Saver. In addition, Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade provides rebates and incentives for making energy-saving home improvements through participating contractors.

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