Save money in every room of your house

As fall creeps in and a chill takes over my house at night, I've been contemplating turning the gas furnace on for the first time. But oh, how I've been treasuring these $40 summer gas bills! Bet you have, too.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can turn the dial back to "middling" when it comes to utility bills and other home costs, and you can do so in every room of your house. But you're going to have to get busy (another way to keep warm on those cool evenings, right?) in order to see those savings during the next few months.