How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Florissant this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its impact on our heating bill is only beginning. Maintaining low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to potentially decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To start controlling your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout the warmest hours of the day to allow sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Installing a programmable thermostat so that you can more easily control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter regularly. Making sure your home’s heating vents are open and aren’t blocked by any obstructions Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more efficient model if you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Attempting to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round practice, one that can seem overwhelming at times. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few small steps to make sure you’re keeping your bills as low as possible. If you have any questions related to the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a jingle at 314-838-9800. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Florissant weather.