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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Hickory this Winter

While winter weather seems like it’s already been here for way too long, its influence 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 reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing.


 
To begin reducing your heating bills and increasing your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to allow sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally.
  • Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.
  • Installing a programmable thermostat so that you can better control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance energy efficiency.
  • Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few 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 you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years.
  • Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside.
  • 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 practice, 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a jingle at 828-283-0369. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Hickory weather.

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