How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Topeka this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for much too long, its impact on our heating bill is just beginning. Maintaining 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 reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve developed 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 let sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices 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 increase energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every three 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 your furnace has been around for more than 15 years. Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. 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 some of the smaller 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 reduce your heating bills, give us a call at 785-357-6200. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Topeka weather.