How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Springfield this Winter

Heating

While winter weather seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its effect on our heating bill is only beginning. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to potentially reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing.


 
To begin reducing your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to bring 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 improve 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.
  • Putting insulation in your attic to keep heat from escaping.
  • Checking your roof to make sure 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 do some of the smaller things to make sure you’re keeping your bills as low as possible. If you have any questions regarding the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a call at 217-210-2662. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Springfield weather.

Back To Blog