How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Plainfield this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been going on for much too long, its effect on our heating bill is just starting. Achieving low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to potentially lower those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down 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 bring sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Adding 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 every few months. 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 furnace has been around 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 no holes or areas need sealing. Working to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round effort, 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 about the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a call at 815-768-6656. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Plainfield weather.