While the official start of winter is still a few weeks away; a chilly blast of air is hitting the state this week after an unseasonably warm fall. With Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, it doesn’t hurt to get ready now so you’re prepared no matter what Mother Nature delivers. The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants recommends the following budget-friendly steps, which include a few minor adjustments with minimal out-of-pocket costs, to help keep your homes warm this winter.


Use ceiling fans properly. Most ceiling fans have two settings — summer and winter. When the weather cools, flip the toggle switch on the fan so that the blades rotate clockwise, moving warm air downward.


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