Seven Energy Saving Heating Tips

Follow these heating tips to help you stay warm and cozy during the winter months

Seven Energy Saving Heating Tips

    1. Set your programmable thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and lower the set point when you’re sleeping or away from home.
    2. Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as recommended.
    3. Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
    4. Eliminate trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if unsure about how to perform this task, contact a professional.
    5. Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.
    6. Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
    7. During winter, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

Source: Energy.Gov

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