How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Lexington this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been going on for way too long, its effect 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 possibly reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To begin reducing your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to allow sunlight in, heating 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 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 you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Installing insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed. Working 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 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 reduce your heating bills, give us a jingle at 336-853-6070. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Lexington weather.