Heating & Cooling

  1. Embrace layers. Rather than crank up your heat in the winter, keep your thermostat at a moderate level and bundle up.
  2. Space heating. Minimize use and direct the heat towards people not open spaces.
  3. Replace older inefficient systems. A ground source heat pump can deliver heating efficiencies 50% to 70% higher than many conventional heating systems.
  4. Ceiling fans. Run the fan in a clockwise direction during winter to push warm air down from the ceiling and counter clockwise in the summer to circulate cooler conditioned air.
  5. Thermo down when burning. When using your fireplace, turn down your thermostat because a fire can draw heat out of the room it’s in.
  6. Get with the program. A programmable thermostat can help you save big on energy costs, adjusting the temperature when you’re at work, at play or asleep.
  7. Open up inside. Keep interior doors open to help air circulate more freely and maintain constant heating levels.
  8. Use dead space to reduce heat and cooling loss. Window coverings should create dead-air spaces between window coverings and windows.
  9. Insulate your pipes. Wrapping your hot water pipes with insulation warms them inside and out.
  10. An annual tune-up is an excellent way to check on HVAC system’s operational safety and efficiency

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