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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Gresham this Winter

While the cold season seems like it’s already been here 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 challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to help lower those costs. That’s why we’ve developed a few furnace tips to help keep heating bills from skyrocketing.


 
To begin reducing your heating bills and enhancing your energy efficiency this winter, consider:
  • Keeping your blinds open over the warmest hours of the day to allow sunlight in, heating your home naturally.
  • Sealing leaks around your home’s windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.
  • Adding a programmable thermostat so that you can more easily control the temperature in your home, which will also increase energy efficiency.
  • Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter every three months.
  • Making sure your home’s heating vents are open and aren’t blocked by any obstructions
  • Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more efficient model if your furnace has been around for more than 15 years.
  • Adding insulation to your attic to keep the heat trapped inside.
  • Checking your roof to ensure your shingles are intact, and that there are no holes or areas that need to be sealed.

Trying 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 do some of the smaller things 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 jingle at 503-663-8033. Our experts are here to help make sure your home is comfortable all year long, even with the crazy Gresham weather.

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