How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Holdrege this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its effect 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 possibly 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 let sunlight in, warming 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 more precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also improve energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter regularly. Checking your home's heating vents to ensure they are open and aren’t blocked by any obstructions Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more efficient model if your furnace has been around for more than 15 years. Putting insulation in your attic to keep warm air from escaping. Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed. Attempting to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, is a year-round practice, 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a jingle at 308-995-8177. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Holdrege weather.