How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Groves this Winter01/02/2015 The colder temperatures in winter usually lead to high heating bills. Does anyone know of ways to keep your home warm without raising your energy cost so much? Yes! Air Solutions, Inc has some tips for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower. Use these tips to help improve your energy efficiency and trim down your heating bills this winter: Take advantage of sunny days in Groves to help heat your home naturally. Pull back the curtains and open the blinds to let the sun give your furnace a little [[help|boost|break]14. Keep the cold air from sneaking in. Seal your windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. The more you can control the temperature in your home, the more you can take control of your energy usage. A programmable thermostat will get the job done and boost your home’s energy efficiency. Clogged, dirty furnace filters make your furnace work more and decrease your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months. Do a quick check of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns covered? Make sure they’re clear for better airflow and efficiency. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, start looking for a new energy-efficient model. This could save you the cost of emergency repairs and will help decrease your energy bills for years to come. Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and escape through the attic. Make sure it’s well insulated to keep warm air where you need it. It’s a little-known fact, but heat can escape through your roof. Inspect it for loose or missing shingles and holes or areas that need to be sealed. It may seem like managing your home’s energy efficiency is a full-time job, but with these tips, it should be a little easier. If you’re looking for more ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency, give us a call at 409-962-2476 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable throughout the year, even in the harshest Groves weather.