How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Hendersonville 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 beginning. Maintaining low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help lower those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To start controlling 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, heating your home naturally. Sealing cracks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Adding a programmable thermostat so that you can more easily control the temperature in your home, which will also improve energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few months. Checking your home's heating vents to ensure 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. Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air from escaping. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Trying 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can decrease your heating bills, give us a jingle at 828-775-5176. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Hendersonville weather.