How to Lower Your Heating Bills in the Main Line this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its impact on our heating bill is just beginning. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to potentially reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing. To begin reducing your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to let sunlight in, heating your home naturally. Sealing leaks 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 regularly. Inspecting your heating vents to make sure they are open and aren’t blocked by any obstructions Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more efficient model if you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Putting insulation in your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to make sure 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 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 regarding the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a buzz at 610-626-2540. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy the Main Line weather.