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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Marshalltown this Winter

While winter weather seems like it’s already been around for way too long, its impact on our heating bill is just starting. 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 possibly lower those costs. That’s why we’ve come up with a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing.


 
To begin reducing your heating bills and boosting your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open during the warmest parts of the day to bring sunlight in, heating your home naturally.
  • Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.
  • Installing 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 regularly.
  • Checking your home's heating vents to ensure they 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.
  • Adding insulation to your attic to keep heat from escaping.
  • Checking your roof to confirm your shingles are intact, and that no holes or areas need sealing.

Attempting 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 take a few small steps 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 lower your heating bills, give us a call at 641-753-3563. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Marshalltown weather.

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