How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Plover this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its influence on our heating bill is just beginning. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be tough, 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 heating bills from skyrocketing. To begin reducing your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout the warmest hours of the day to allow sunlight in, heating 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 better control the temperature in your home, which will also increase 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old. Putting insulation in your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Working to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, is a year-round battle, one that can seem overwhelming at times. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do some of the smaller things 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 lower your heating bills, give us a buzz at 715-345-1979. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Plover weather.