How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Heflin this Winter

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While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for much too long, its impact 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 developed a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay.


 
To start controlling your heating bills and boosting 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 more easily control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency.
  • Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few months.
  • 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old.
  • Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air from escaping.
  • Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing.

Trying to keep your energy bills down and energy efficiency up, 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 regarding the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a call at 256-270-1196. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Heflin weather.

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