- Embrace layers. Rather than crank up your heat in the winter, keep your thermostat at a moderate level and bundle up.
- Space heating. Minimize use and direct the heat towards people not open spaces.
- Replace older inefficient systems. A ground source heat pump can deliver heating efficiencies 50% to 70% higher than many conventional heating systems.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Open up inside. Keep interior doors open to help air circulate more freely and maintain constant heating levels.
- Use dead space to reduce heat and cooling loss. Window coverings should create dead-air spaces between window coverings and windows.
- Insulate your pipes. Wrapping your hot water pipes with insulation warms them inside and out.
- An annual tune-up is an excellent way to check on HVAC system’s operational safety and efficiency
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