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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Mechanicsville this Winter

While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its effect on our heating bill is only 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 possibly decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with 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 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 precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency.
  • Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every three months.
  • 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 furnace has been around for more than 15 years.
  • Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air from escaping.
  • Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed.

Trying to keep your energy bills down and energy efficiency up, is a year-round effort, 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a jingle at 301-363-4699. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Mechanicsville weather.

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