How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Chatsworth this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been going on for way too long, its influence on our heating bill is only 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 decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down 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 over the warmest hours of the day to bring sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices 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 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 your current furnace is more than 15 years old. Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Working to keep your energy bills down and energy efficiency up, is a year-round battle, 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a buzz at 706-695-7492. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Chatsworth weather.