I live in the southeast and, truth be told, I spend way more currency on my air conditioning than I do on my heating.
Even so, I do believe the fact that millions of people are looking for ways to save currency once it is time to turn the furnace on.
In my neck of the woods, most people have electric oil furnaces that are part of the central heating and cooling system. All that is involved for people around here is to simply change the switch on their temperature control. Moving the temperature control switch from cooling to heating is absolutely all both of us have to do once the cold weather arrives. Other people, though, have much more efficient types of furnaces, and often the air conditioning and the heating are not part of one main central unit. Although these types of furnaces are generally more efficient than central heating, because of the extreme cold and other places and the long time that winter is upon us, both of us are still looking for ways to save money when it comes to the heating bill each winter. The first thing You should do is seal any leaks you might have. Just get some good latex caulking and go around the windows and the doors. This will help keep the cold air out and your oil furnace will not have to work as hard. The next thing you should do is let there be light. Open your curtains and let the sun shine naturally as another heat source so that your air is already as hot as it can be when the oil furnace engages. Another thing you should do is wear warm heavy clothes, even around the beach house, and put an extra blanket on the bed. This may seem apparent, however lots of folks like to walk around in shorts or just a t-shirt, and that is just putting extra pressure on your heating system.