How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Bishop this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been here for much too long, its influence on our heating bill is just starting. 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 potentially lower those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to let sunlight in, heating your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices 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 regularly. 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old. Adding 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. Attempting 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 about the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a buzz at 760-784-9034. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Bishop weather.