How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Dallas this Winter01/02/2015While the cold season seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its impact on our heating bill is just starting. 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 help reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help stave off high heating bills. To take aim at lowering your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to allow 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 more precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also increase energy efficiency. Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every few 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 your furnace has been around for more than 15 years. Installing insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping. 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 down and energy efficiency up, is a year-round practice, one that can seem overwhelming at times. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do a few small 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 decrease your heating bills, give us a call at 469-617-3437. Our experts are here to help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Dallas weather.