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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Wisconsin Rapids this Winter

While the cold season seems like it’s already been here for far too long, its impact on our heating bill is only beginning. Maintaining low energy costs during the coldest months of the year can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to possibly decrease those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing.


 
To start controlling your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours 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 increase energy efficiency.
  • Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every three 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 current furnace is more than 15 years old.
  • Installing insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside.
  • Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are intact, and that there aren’t holes or cracks that will need to be sealed.

Trying to keep your energy bills to a minimum and energy efficiency at a maximum, 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 regarding the tips above or questions about how you can lower your heating bills, give us a call at 715-301-0256. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Wisconsin Rapids weather.

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