How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Ronkonkoma this Winter01/02/2015While winter seems like it’s already been here for far too long, its impact on our heating bill is only beginning. Achieving low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help decrease 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 during the warmest parts of the day to let sunlight in, helping warm your home naturally. Sealing cracks and crevices 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. Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside. Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing. Trying to keep your energy bills low and energy efficiency high, is a year-round battle, 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 buzz at 631-360-2665. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Ronkonkoma weather.