by Phil Coleman
In Woody Allen’s 1977 masterpiece, “Annie Hall,” the lead character, Alvy Singer, introduces the film by comparing life to the dialogue between two old women eating in a familiar restaurant. One says “The food’s no good at this place,” and the other replies “Yeah, I know; and such small portions ….” Home heating shares some aspects with this parable: The house is always cold … and it’s so expensive!
So the question faced each winter is how do you keep your house comfortable and keep the winter heating bills down? The answers are probably much easier (and affordable) than you think. But first you have to sift through the myths and misconceptions that run rampant in the popular discourse on home energy. Let’s start out by eliminating the three greatest myths about what you should do to save money to heat your home.