How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Shelby Township this Winter01/02/2015 The colder temperatures in winter usually manifest as high heating bills. Does anyone know of ways to keep your home toasty without inflating your energy cost so much? Yes! Mr. Air Repair has some ideas for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower. Use these tips to help increase your energy efficiency and lower your heating bills this winter: Make the most of sunny days in Shelby Township to help heat your home naturally. Pull back the curtains and open the blinds and allow the sun to 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 enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Clogged, dirty furnace filters make your furnace work more and reduce your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months. Do a quick inspection of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns obstructed? Remove anything that’s blocking them for better airflow and efficiency. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, start shopping for a new energy-efficient model. This could save you the cost of emergency repairs and will help lower your energy bills for years to come. Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and leak out through the attic. Keep your attic well insulated to keep warm air where you need it. Did you know heat can escape through your roof? Check 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 difficult, 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 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even in the harshest Shelby Township weather.