As winter approaches and temperatures drop, it is important to keep a few things in mind to maintain energy efficiency at your home and in your life. Check the air pressure in your tires. Cooler temperatures lower tire pressure and that, in turn, lowers fuel efficiency. Move furniture or any obstructions from vents, baseboard heaters, or radiators so that air moves freely. Check doors for weather stripping and replace as necessary. Lastly, as the autumn leaves continue to fall, consider raking them up rather than using a “blower”. Once raked up, use them as mulch to protect plants throughout the winter or add them to a compost pile.