How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Chadron this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been around for far too long, its influence on our heating bill is just starting. 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 help lower those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing. To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout 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. Purchasing 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. 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 your current furnace is more than 15 years old. Adding insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping. Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Trying to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round practice, 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 call at 308-432-5301. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Chadron weather.