How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Olathe this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been going on for way too long, its impact 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 help reduce those costs. That’s why we’ve jotted down a few furnace tips to help keep soaring heating bills at bay. To start controlling your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider: Keeping your blinds open throughout the warmest hours 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. Purchasing a programmable thermostat so that you can more precisely control the temperature in your home, which will also enhance 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. Adding insulation to your attic to keep warm air from escaping. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed. Working to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round effort, 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 lower your heating bills, give us a jingle at 913-432-3342. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Olathe weather.