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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Keokuk this Winter

While winter seems like it’s already been around for far too long, its effect on our heating bill is just beginning. Achieving low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be a challenge, 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 stave off high heating bills.


 
To start controlling your heating bills and increasing your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to let sunlight in, heating 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 more precisely 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.
  • Putting insulation in your attic to keep heat from escaping.
  • Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed.

Attempting 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 some of the smaller things 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 buzz at 319-229-2318. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Keokuk weather.

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