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How to Lower Your Heating Bills in Manassas this Winter

The colder temperatures in winter usually manifest as high heating bills. Can you find ways to keep your home warm without raising your energy cost so much? Yes! Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. has some advice for you to help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills lower.

Use these tips to help improve your energy efficiency and lower your heating bills this winter:

  • Make the most of sunny days in Manassas 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 take control of 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 overtime and reduce your energy efficiency. Clean or replace them every three months.
  • Do a quick examination of your home. Are any vents or cold air returns blocked? 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 lower your energy bills for years to come.
  • Heat rises. Don’t let your heat rise so far and leak out 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? 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 boost your home’s energy efficiency, give us a call at 703-260-1148. We’ll help you keep your home comfortable all year long, even in the harshest Manassas weather.

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