How to Lower Your Heating Bills in York this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its influence on our heating bill is only 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 possibly reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing. To take aim at lowering your heating bills and increasing 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 and crevices 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 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. Adding insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Trying to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, is a year-round effort, 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a jingle at 717-755-4127. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy York weather.