How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Moline this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been here for far too long, its impact on our heating bill is just beginning. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be tough, 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 stave off high heating bills. To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout the warmest hours of the day to allow sunlight in, warming your home naturally. Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Installing 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 three 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. Putting insulation in your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Working to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, 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 reduce your heating bills, give us a call at 309-517-7511. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Moline weather.