It’s been a good winter here in Lakewood, Colorado, and you think about how you can save energy on your furnace, it may be difficult. We are quickly approaching the snowiest and most variable weather months here in Colorado in March and April, read Lakewood Plumbing and Heatings tips to save energy on your furnace for the remainder of winter.
ENERGY STAR designated heating and cooling equipment, when properly designed and installed, can save consumers from 15 percent or more on heating and cooling bills each year, depending on where you live, and how much you pay for your energy source. Either way, energy savings, will often pay for themselves over the life of the equipment.
5 Ways to Save Energy on Your Furnace
- Always get your furnace and AC tune-up at the beginning of each season. Having a tune-up can ensure that the heater or AC is working properly and you won’t find yourself calling Lakewood Plumbing on a Saturday night and you facing no heat.
- Check your windows and doors. Up to 30 percent of the heating in your home can be lost through poorly fitted windows and doors.
- Set your thermostat to as low a temperature as is comfortable for you and your family in the winter. If you are cold, try putting on a sweater or wrapping up in a warm blanket by the fire. If you have a wood burning fireplace you are already saving money on your heat.
- During the winter, keep the drapes and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- Install a programmable thermostat on your furnace to automatically adjust the temperature setting. Lowering your thermostat by 1 degree during the winter months can save as much as 3% of the energy your furnace uses. Lower it at night and when you go to work.
Become fully aware of the different heating options open to you and how to use them efficiently. Doing so will help to lower your energy bill and help the environment!