How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Saint Louis this Winter01/02/2015 The chilly temperatures in winter usually equate to high heating bills. Are there ways to keep your home toasty without raising your energy cost so much? Yes! Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating 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: Take advantage of sunny days in Saint Louis 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 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 manage 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 lower your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months. Do a quick examination of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns obstructed? Clear the way for better airflow and efficiency. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, start researching 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. We all know that 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. It’s a little-known fact, but heat can escape through your roof. Examine 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 314-961-0875 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even in the harshest Saint Louis weather.