"The biggest thing people don't do is cover their outside faucets with the faucet cover. That is the first thing that will freeze," says Bobby Bright, owner of Bible Hardware in Abilene.
And this can save a dreaded phone call to the plumber.
"Faucet covers are a couple of bucks. A plumber is eighty bucks an hour," states Bright.
Weatherstripping doors and windows can go a long way in reducing heating costs.
"All you do is peel it off. It is really simple to install. Get a stepladder, and start at the top. Stick it all the way around the edge, to the bottom, cut it off, and straight down the other line," explains Marty Kirkland of Bible Hardware.
But does weatherstripping really work for the average homeowner?
"Yes, it helps out a bunch. Sometimes you can eliminate some air coming through the door," says homeowner Chris Currington.
A few dollars spent today can go a long way for the future of your wallet.
"Anytime you can keep the warm air in, the cold air out it saves energy and money," says Bright.