How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Denver this Winter01/02/2015 The low temperatures in winter usually equate to high heating bills. Does anyone know of ways to keep your home toasty without escalating your energy cost so much? Yes! Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has some advice for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower. Use these tips to help boost your energy efficiency and lower your heating bills this winter: Make the most of sunny days in Denver 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 boost your home’s energy efficiency. Clogged, dirty furnace filters make your furnace work overtime 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? Make sure they’re clear 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 decrease your energy bills for years to come. Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and escape through the attic. Ensure your attic is well insulated to keep warm air where you need it. Many people don’t realize this, but heat can also 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 a full-time job, 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 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable throughout the year, even in the harshest Denver weather.