How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Mount Pleasant this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been around for far too long, its influence on our heating bill is just 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 decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To start controlling your heating bills and boosting 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 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 every few months. 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 confirm 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 take a few small steps 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 reduce your heating bills, give us a buzz at 843-856-1433. Our experts are here to help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Mount Pleasant weather.