What You Can Do About High Energy Bills

Posted: November 4, 2015

Saving money when heating our homes

Posted: November 4, 2015
Posted by: Larry Grier, Service Manager

We all want to save money on energy bills. Heating our homes, especially at this time of the year, can get expensive. We’d rather spend dollars on our families and the holidays! Here are some steps you can take to get more bang for your energy buck.

  • Use automatic programmable thermostats. You can automatically lower the temperature at night or during the day when the house is empty. When used correctly, they can reduce heating costs by about 10%.
  • Use weather-stripping to stop drafts around the edges of doors and windows. Weather-stripping and caulking windows and doors in your home keep cold drafts out.
  • Your home’s vents and baseboards make sure that the air inside your home can be circulated properly. Keep baseboards and vents clear of rugs and furniture so you don’t block heat output.
  • Check that your exhaust flue to the outside is clear. Make sure there are no obstructions. Keeping combustible gases out of your living space is essential to your home’s safety.
  • Insulate pipes in unheated areas such as attics or crawl spaces.
  • Remove all flammable objects from around your heating system. This seems obvious, but can be very dangerous for your home. Make sure that boxes, aerosols, and other flammable products are kept away from your furnace or boiler.
  • Check your forced warm air heating system’s air filter about once a month to make sure it’s clean, which will keep your system running efficiently.
  • Proper boiler and furnace maintenance is essential. Make sure your heating system is operating at peak efficiency by having a professional heating system tune up.
  • Upgrade to a new, high-efficiency furnace or boiler system.

Be sure to contact us, or call us at 888-607-2621 if you need any help or have any questions.