Preparing for the Heating Season

Posted by HTP on Dec 1, 2015 12:33:02 PM

Winter is quickly approaching! Are you ready for this heating season? Below are some tips from the Department of Energy to maintain your heating system and save energy during the cold months.

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Adjust the Temperature

  • When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable.
  • When you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
    Find out how to operate your thermostat for maximum energy savings. 

Find and Seal Leaks

Maintain Your Heating Systems

  • Schedule service for your heating system.
    Find out what maintenance is required to keep your heating system operating efficiently.
  • Furnaces: Replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed.
    Find out more about maintaining your furnace or boiler.
  • Wood- and Pellet-Burning Heaters: Clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of the appliance with a wire brush periodically to ensure that your home is heated efficiently.
    Find other maintenance recommendations for wood- and pellet-burning appliances.

(Read the full article here: http://energy.gov/energysaver/fall-and-winter-energy-saving-tips)

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