Setting your heater to kick on only when the temperature falls below a certain threshold can be a lifesaver, especially in the cold winter days ahead. If you’re unsure how to operate your thermostat, consult the manual or, if you’re a visual learner, consult YouTube to find a video tutorial. Even if the weather outside is frightful, that doesn’t mean that the inside of your house needs to be cold, too!

Whether it’s a blizzard outside or there’s a blazing hot sun, your HVAC unit can help to guard you against the worst extremes of both. Learn to program your thermostat so that you only have to do it one time; with new technology, this is easier than ever. Many modern thermostats even work on your phone, making for easy home maintenance.