The most important thing you can do to keep your heating oil fueled home heating system running as efficiently as possible is see that it gets regular maintenance. A heating system that receives regular maintenance will perform more efficiently than one that doesn’t. You’ll also be able to get ahead of any problems before they become more serious and potentially lead to a no heat emergency.
There are even more ways to get efficiency, however. These go beyond maintenance for your boiler or furnace and take your whole Hudson Valley home into account. Keep reading for some cost-effective ways to make your home as energy efficient as possible.
Here are a few things you can do to prevent cold air from entering your home and warm air from escaping your home:
Regularly changing the air filter in your furnace will help keep it running as efficiently as possible. Clogged and dirty air filters are efficiency killers. They can even cause your heating system to fail.
Make the sun work for you for free to help heat your home. Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let sunlight and warmth in. That’s free solar energy! Close your curtains and blinds at night to help keep the warmth in.
Make sure your furniture, drapery, rugs, etc. aren’t blocking your radiators, baseboards, or heating vents. This will improve air flow and keep warm air freely circulating throughout your Hudson Valley home.
Investing in a smart programmable thermostat can really pay off. When used correctly, a smart thermostat can pay for itself in just a short time. According to the U.S., Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat down 7°-10°F for eight hours a day.
In the winter, the optimal setting is 68°F when you’re at home. Program this setting down to the 60°F range when you’re asleep or out of the house. If you choose a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.
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