How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Carson City this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its influence on our heating bill is just beginning. Achieving low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing. To take aim at lowering 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, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Adding a programmable thermostat so that you can better control the temperature in your home, which will also improve 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 ensure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Trying 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 do a few small things to make sure you’re keeping your bills as low as possible. If you have any questions about the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a call at 775-882-8154. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Carson City weather.