How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Manassas Park this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been here for far too long, its impact on our heating bill is only beginning. Achieving low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To take aim at lowering your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout the warmest hours of the day to let sunlight in, warming your home naturally. Sealing cracks 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. Making sure your home’s heating vents 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. Putting insulation in your attic to keep warm air from escaping. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Working to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round battle, 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a call at 703-369-5528. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Manassas Park weather.