Efficiently Heating Your Home
Winter is still here, unfortunately and keeping your home warm should still be a top priority as we head to round out the brutal winter season. At HTP your heating needs and providing them as efficiently as possible is at the top of our list.
Energy Star recently published an article on 5 hottest tips to keep you warm. One of the top tips is how to heat your home efficiently and we have found their suggestions super helpful. Once you've absorbed their help, head over to our website and check out our tips on how to choose which space heater is right for you by clicking here.
In the average American household, almost half of the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling – more than $900 a year. This season, fall into energy savings with heating tips from ENERGY STAR and enjoy lower energy bills, increased home comfort, and the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’re helping reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change, making a difference in the environment for your family and generations to come.
Maintaining your HVAC system can save you big on utility bills and comfort.
- Check your furnace’s air filter once a month, especially during the heavy-use months of winter. A dirty filter slows air flow, making the system work harder which wastes energy. If it’s dirty, clean or replace it. At a minimum, clean or replace it every three months.
- Sealing and insulating air ducts, especially those in your attic or crawlspace, helps keep the heat where you want it and can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency by as much as 10%.
- Consider a yearly professional tune-up of your HVAC system.
- If you need to replace your HVAC system, ask your contractor about ENERGY STAR certified units. And make sure that your new energy-efficient unit is properly installed for maximum savings.