ENERGY SAVING TIPS
What are some easy things to do to help save money with my heating bill?- Shaun in Prescott
Shaun, first and foremost, change your filter MONTHLY. Furnaces consume less energy and heat your home faster with a clean filter. Caulking around doors and windows, checking for leaky ductwork in the attic, inspecting your weather stripping and sealing around holes where pipes and wires come into the house are great inexpensive ways to save energy. Make sure your fireplace damper is closed when not using the fireplace. Install a programmable thermostat to set the temperature up at night when you are sleeping or not using one side of the home. Make sure all of your supply registers are open, even in rooms that aren’t being used. It is also sound advice to have a heating and air conditioning contractor inspect your furnace to make sure the gas pressure is correct. Reverse ceiling fans to insure air is being pushed down as hot air rises.