Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that people do not tell you in this life. They do not tell you certain things simply because they want to make more money on their end. However, I feel that this is really wrong. I can think of two investments that you can make right now. These investments are pricey at first and then they pay themselves off. The first one is zone control technology. The zone control technology is a room to room system. You can control the temperature in each room. It sounds like it would be a very pricey system. However, it costs you less in energy bills each month. Make sure to only heat or cool the rooms you use most often. That will help to eliminate any extra expenses you currently might have right now. The system will do less work and will last longer in your home. It will be vital to get tune ups on the system to ensure that it lasts a long time as well. Tune ups for the HVAC system are the most important care. The next thing is to invest in heated flooring. Heated flooring uses pipes beneath the floor. If you use these pipes to heat your floor, the heat comes through. It will rise right from the floor into the air. If you already have heat coming right from the floor, this means that you will have already heated air in the home. The furnace will not need to work nearly as hard to keep the home warm now.