With winter on it's way and energy costs on the rise, many people across KOTA Territory look for ways to save money.
According to an article by the Environmental Protection Agency, maintaining your homes heating and cooling system is a good start.
Another simple way is lowering the setting on your thermostat when you're not home or sleeping, that can save you more than 12 percent.
Programmable thermostats are also another good way to help you save big.
"It starts with trying to weatherize your home, getting all the cracks sealed up, making sure all the windows and doors, making sure you got properly installed weather stripping around doors that isn't torn, cracked, peeling away," says Larry Oswald, Manager of Energy Programs and Marketing for Montana - Dakota Utilities.
Here's the full article from the Environmental Protection Agency.