Tips to save on home-heating bills as temperatures begin to drop

An expert gave a New Jersey family some suggestions that included using insulated blinds and curtains.
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What's in your wallet? Next tonight, your money, and with an arctic blast hitting this weekend, we turn to the costs of heating your home. Here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis with tips to save your money. Reporter: With a cold snap approaching, we're with the timpsons in summit, New Jersey. Hi. Hi, Rebecca. Reporter: They're looking to save money on those home heating bills. How do we maximize the energy that we're using and minimize the energy we're wasting while we're using the house all day long? Reporter: Our expert Scott Fischer says, start with those leaky windows. So, dark spots are colder and the warmer spots are lighter colors. So, what we want to do is get some insulated blinds on here and some insulated curtains. Reporter: That could be a big cost savings. It could be significant. Reporter: All right, so, this is the garage. Next, a fix for that garage letting in cold. Those are big gaps up there. We want to potentially add some insulation to this ceiling, and we want to really create a buffer between the room above and this cold garage that we're standing in now. Reporter: Finally, consider investing in a smart thermostat. These thermostats have sensors that can be placed around your home, and those sensors will help the heating system know where you are in the house at all times. And it'll send heat to those rooms. Reporter: And David, be sure to check with your utility company. Many have incentive programs with rebates to help cut the costs of those smart thermostats. David? All right, Rebecca, thank you.

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