We know the prediction for this winter is lots of snow and below freezing days, but what happens when the weather fluctuates? How do you go about managing your energy? How about keeping your home comfortable?
Maintenance on your Furnace
It’s recommended that you check your furnace’s every three months. This keeps them clean and efficient for those nights when you’re cranking up the heat but reducing the temperature for a comfortable afternoon. This also includes changing the filters, this keeps your air clean and could really impact the air-flow.
Looking into thermostat systems that you can per-schedule to reduce temperature when your home isn’t in use is another means of saving on energy. We would suggest setting back no more than five degrees of the outdoor temperature for gas heating systems. This is a great way to control the internal atmosphere of a home and still match it to the external atmosphere.
Maintain the Fireplace
By keeping the damper shut when using the fireplace you keep the heat directed out into the living space. For gas fireplaces this means lower temperature to burn, which means savings on your energy bill. Another great fireplace tip is bringing the thermostat down to about 50 degrees and opening a single window just a crack. This keeps enough cool air coming into the room for circulation but also helps retain the heat.
We have many resources available to help you this fall and spring! And as always, if you have any questions or concerns in regards to our services we’re only a phone call or email away!