Fuel Prices Down! By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 11/3/2014 Have your made your Thanksgiving travel plans? This year a trip to visit relatives may be less expensive due to lowering fuel costs. While saving money at the pump, make sure your home is saving fuel as well. Use these helpful tips: Cover drafty windows with heavy-duty, clear plastic sheets, or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames. Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes, in gaps around recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and in unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. Maintain a regular service schedule for your heating systems. Replace filters once a month or as needed. Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. Turning it back 10 degrees at night or before leaving your home can save around 10 percent of your heating bills. Use LED holiday light strings to save on the price of seasonal decorations. Budgeting money for the holidays is always important, but many people often forget about the increased energy costs associated with winter until they get hit with the bill. Using these recommendations from the Department of Energy will help keep your costs in check this year. Thanks for reading. And, how many miles will you be traveling this Thanksgiving break? Please share in our comment section below.