How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Wisconsin Rapids this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been here for way too long, its impact on our heating bill is only beginning. Keeping energy costs low during the coldest months of the year can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to possibly lower those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To take aim at lowering your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts 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 more precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also increase 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. Installing 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. Working to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, 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 related to the tips above or questions about how you can reduce your heating bills, give us a buzz at 715-421-5555. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Wisconsin Rapids weather.