Optimize your heating costs. Tips for staying comfortable and saving money!
homeowners’ heating systems energy-efficient is the answer to lower
utility bills, the experts say. Thankfully, there are a number of ways
to do that.
Simple Steps to Take
the Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling account for 50 to
75 percent of energy used in the average American home. Making smart
decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning
(HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills and your
To have an efficient heating system, you must properly
maintain it. Check your unit’s filter monthly and if it looks dirty,
change it. At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty
filter will slow down airflow and make the system work harder to keep
you warm or cool, which wastes energy. Clean filters also prevent dirt
from building up in the system, which can lead to expensive repairs in
Installing a programmable thermostat, which costs
around $200, and setting it to a lower temperature—even by a degree or
two—can impact costs. The installation is a relatively easy DIY job.
the temperature on your water heater from 140 degrees to 120 degrees
can also save you 6 to 10 percent a year on energy bills.
annual HVAC inspection to keep the system running efficiently. Typical
maintenance includes checking thermostat settings, tightening all
electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, and inspecting the
condensate drain and system controls. In addition, checking all gas or
oil connections will alleviate the chances for dangerous gases escaping
into your home.
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