Staying warm is critical during the winter, but it doesn't have to mean emptying your wallet. There are several things you can do to make sure you are stretching your dollar as far as it can go this season. Here are some tips to keep your energy bill down.

The first thing to remember is to keep the warmth in. Having the best insulation will help keep heat inside, and maintain a better temperature indoors, keeping your heater from having to work overtime. you should also make sure to plug up all the gaps and cracks around windows and doors to keep the warm air from escaping.

A smart thermostat can help regulate the temperature in your home to make sure you are comfortable, but not wasting heat when no one is around.

With the darkness arriving earlier in the day, you will be relying more on your inside lamps and lights. LED light bulbs will help cut down on your electricity bill.