You need to stay warm during the winter, but make sure you’re thinking of ways of staying warm that don’t require you to set your thermostat really high.
According to energy.gov, you can save around 10% a year on heating and cooling if you set your thermostat back 10 degrees from where your normal temperature is. So, make sure you have some fun blankets and add another layer of warmth to your bedding. These small adjustments will help you save more money over time, and even though your heat might not be at a high temperature, your house will still be warm enough to live in.
If you think there are areas in your house that are getting colder than other areas, you could buy an efficient space heater. If you try to heat the whole house with a space heater, you won’t save any money, but if they’re used in small spaces on a smaller scale, you should be all good.
You could also invest in a smart thermostat like a Google Nest. Smart thermostats learn your family’s patterns and adjust themselves to the proper amount of heating and cooling when people are gone or coming home. They are proven to help you save money over time.