How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Orrville this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been around for far too long, its impact 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 help decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To begin reducing your heating bills and increasing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to bring sunlight in, warming your home naturally. Sealing leaks 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 increase 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old. Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air 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 practice, one that can seem overwhelming at times. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few small steps 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 buzz at 330-821-8432 . Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Orrville weather.