How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Englewood this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been here for much too long, its impact on our heating bill is just beginning. Maintaining 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 take aim at lowering your heating bills and increasing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to let sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Purchasing a programmable thermostat so that you can better control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every three 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 you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Adding insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed. Trying to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round battle, 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a jingle at 720-446-5100. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Englewood weather.