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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Plainfield this Winter

January 02, 2015

The colder temperatures in winter usually lead to high heating bills. Are there ways to keep your home warm without escalating your energy cost so much? Yes! PWA Heating & Cooling Inc has some tips for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower.

Use these tips to help increase your energy efficiency and trim down your heating bills this winter:

  • Use sunny days in Plainfield to help heat your home naturally. Pull back the curtains and open the blinds so the sun can give your furnace a little [[help|boost|break]14.
  • Keep the cold air from sneaking in. Seal your windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.
  • The more you can control the temperature in your home, the more you can control your energy usage. A programmable thermostat will get the job done and enhance your home’s energy efficiency.
  • Clogged, dirty furnace filters make your furnace work more and lower your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months.
  • Do a quick inspection of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns covered? Remove anything that’s blocking them for better airflow and efficiency.
  • If your furnace is more than 15 years old, start shopping for a new energy-efficient model. This could save you the cost of emergency repairs and will help lower your energy bills for years to come.
  • You’re probably aware that heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and sneak out through the attic. Keep your attic well insulated to keep warm air where you need it.
  • Did you know heat can escape through your roof? Inspect it for loose or missing shingles and holes or areas that need to be sealed.

It may seem like managing your home’s energy efficiency is a full-time job, but with these tips, it should be a little easier. If you’re looking for more ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency, give us a call at 815-410-1231. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even in the harshest Plainfield weather.