Brrr! It’s been pretty cold for the last few days, and I know we’ve been running our heater pretty heavily. Heating costs are becoming a problem for some families as the cost of home heating oil continues to rise. Even without that, no one wants a huge utility bill when they’re only trying to stay warm. Here are a few tips for reducing your heating costs at home. First find the drafty spots in your home. By holding a candle to the edge of a window or door, you will see that if it flickers or burns out, there’s probably a draft coming from that area. You can buy window covering kits for those drafty windows. Also, try lowering your thermostat at night. Reducing it just 8 degrees each night can save around 10% of your utility costs. Finally, don’t use that bathroom fan while you’re running the heat – it just takes the heat right out of the house. If your mirror is foggy, just use a hairdryer on the mirror for a minute to get rid of the steam.