How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Hamilton this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season 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 lower 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 increasing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to let sunlight in, warming 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 better 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 you’ve had your current furnace for more than 15 years. Putting insulation in 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. 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 about the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a call at 513-275-3601. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Hamilton weather.