How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Baltimore this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for much 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 potentially lower those costs. That’s why we’ve developed 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 allow sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Adding 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 regularly. 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. Adding insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. 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 take a few small steps 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a call at 410-355-6010. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Baltimore weather.