Cooler temperatures are on the way and there are several ways that you can reduce your energy usage by doing small things. Here are a few examples:
Set your thermostat at 68 degrees.
Make sure your foundation vents are closed. If your vents do not close, taping a piece of plastic on the outside will help considerably. This will keep your home warmer and help protect against frozen water pipes.
Close your drapes in the evening and on overcast days to help retain heat. Make sure drapes don't obstruct heat registers.
Check weather stripping on exterior doors and windows. Adjust or replace it if you can see light around the door.
Use timers, photocells, and motion sensors to reduce the operating hours of interior or exterior lights left on for security purposes.