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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Baltimore this Winter

The chilly temperatures in winter usually manifest as high heating bills. Does anyone know of ways to keep your home warm without escalating your energy cost so much? Yes! Quality Refrigeration has some ideas for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower.

Use these tips to help improve your energy efficiency and help reduce your heating bills this winter:

  • Make the most of sunny days in Baltimore to help heat your home naturally. Pull back the curtains and open the blinds to let the sun give your furnace a little [[help|boost|break]14.
  • Keep the cold air from leaking in. Seal your windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.
  • The more you can control the temperature in your home, the more you can take control of your energy usage. A programmable thermostat will get the job done and boost your home’s energy efficiency.
  • Clogged, dirty furnace filters make your furnace work overtime and decrease your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months.
  • Do a quick examination of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns blocked? Clear the way for better airflow and efficiency.
  • If your furnace is more than 15 years old, start looking for a new energy-efficient model. This could save you the cost of emergency repairs and will help decrease your energy bills for years to come.
  • Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and leak out through the attic. Make sure it’s well insulated to keep warm air where you need it.
  • Many people don’t realize this, but heat can also escape through your roof. Inspect it for loose or missing shingles and holes or areas that need to be sealed.

It may seem like managing your home’s energy efficiency is a full-time job, but with these tips, it should be a little easier. If you’re looking for more ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency, give us a call at 410-355-6010 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable year-round, even in the harshest Baltimore weather.