How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Rocky Mount this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its impact on our heating bill is just starting. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To start controlling your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to allow sunlight in, warming your home naturally. Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Adding a programmable thermostat so that you can more easily control the temperature in your home, which will also improve energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few months. 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old. Installing insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Attempting to keep your energy bills down and energy efficiency up, 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a call at 540-483-5605. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Rocky Mount weather.