How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Moline this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been here for far too long, its impact on our heating bill is just beginning. 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 potentially lower 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 boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to bring sunlight in, warming 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 easily 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 you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air from escaping. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Attempting to keep your energy bills down and energy efficiency up, is a year-round battle, 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 lower your heating bills, give us a jingle at 309-762-3641. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Moline weather.