How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Redford this Winter01/02/2015While winter weather seems like it’s already been around for way 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 stave off high heating bills. To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to bring sunlight in, warming your home naturally. Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. Installing a programmable thermostat so that you can better control the temperature in your home, which will also increase energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few months. Checking your home's heating vents to ensure 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. Adding insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Trying to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round practice, 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 about the tips above or questions about how you can decrease your heating bills, give us a jingle at 313-537-8111. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Redford weather.