"Turn it on and if you get flames that come on then the heater should be working," Nesmith said. "If you don't get anything, then you'll have to call someone."
Before you flip on your homes heater J.D. Nesmith of J.D.'s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning wants you to check a few things.
"First thing you need to do is make sure your filter is clean," Nesmith said. "That's something everyone forgets to do and needs to be done. If you've had a roof re-done this summer you need to have it looked at because they're bad about moving our vents."
Bob Pearce isn't worried about his heater working but is concerned about how much it is going to cost.
"Its a challenge to keep that bill down," Pearce said.
Nesmith said there is one way to keep your bill down but it does not mean you will stay warm.
"The lower you keep it, the better your energy bills are going to be." Nesmith said. "But there is a fine line between comfort and utility bills."
Pearce said that after living in his home for forty years he does not mind paying a little extra.
"It's just personal preference but I think when you're a little bit older just enjoy being comfortable," Pearce said.
But others like first time home owner Dylan Rutter said his plan is too tough it out as long as he can.
"We're obviously on a tight budget," Rutter said. "We kind of just have to wear sweaters or just turn on the heater when its really cold."
But Nesmith said there is a magic number for your thermostat no matter what season we are in.
"Typically 72 is a good temperature no matter heating or
cooling," Nesmith said.