How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Excelsior Springs this Winter01/02/2015 The low temperatures in winter usually equate to high heating bills. Are there ways to keep your home warm without escalating your energy cost so much? Yes! Colvin's Inc 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 trim down your heating bills this winter: Use sunny days in Excelsior Springs 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 leaking 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 control your energy usage. A programmable thermostat will get the job done and help improve 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 inspection of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns blocked? Remove anything that’s blocking them 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 you save on your energy bills for years to come. Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and escape 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? 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 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 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable throughout the year, even in the harshest Excelsior Springs weather.