Energy Savers to Lower Heating Costs
By following just a few of these energy savers, you can lower your
heating bills! Sounds impossible but it's not. Lower heating costs are
something that every homeowner looks for. With heating costs soaring
each year, why not follow some of these energy savers and see for
- By turning your thermostat down by just 5 degrees some real savings will be noticed.
- Close off and don't heat rooms that are not used
daily. Guest rooms, craft rooms, and extra baths can be closed off when
not used. This will allow the heat you are paying for to concentrate
in the rooms you use daily.
- By putting a piece of
in an unused fireplace flue it will block cold air from coming in and heat from escaping.
- Have your thermostats re-calibrated or old ones
replaced. If replacing your old thermostats go one step more and have
the programmable ones installed. These will allow you to automatically
decrease furnace use during the times that your family is not home.
- Check your furnace filter monthly and clean or
replace it if necessary. Have your furnace inspected to be sure it is
- Don't run kitchen exhaust fans or bathroom ventilation fans longer than needed.
- Have duct work cleaned on a regular basis. Once a year is recommended.
- Open window coverings on the sunny side of the home to utilize the solar heat.
- Seal up any air leaks in your home. If you have older windows, use “shrink and seal” covering kits for increased insulation.
- Inspect and maintain your chimney on a regular
basis. If your chimney shows signs of damage such as cracks, moisture or
deterioration, consider lining it with a flexible stainless steel
chimney liner. This liner may help your heating appliance run more
efficiently thus saving your money. Especially if it is a solid burning
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