How to Lower Your Heating Bills in San Angelo this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its impact on our heating bill is just starting. Achieving 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 possibly decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to let sunlight in, heating your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Installing a programmable thermostat so that you can more precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter regularly. Inspecting your heating vents to make sure they are open and aren’t blocked by any obstructions Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more efficient model if your furnace has been around for more than 15 years. Putting insulation in your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed. Working to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, is a year-round effort, 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 regarding the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a buzz at 325-655-2515. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy San Angelo weather.