Your furnace is the single largest energy hog in your home. According to the United States Department of Energy, it accounts for about 30% of your total energy usage. Keeping your furnace running efficiently in Colorado will save you money. To keep your furnace at its peak operation this winter and keep a little green in your pocket, try the following:
1. Have your furnace serviced. Regular seasonal maintenance can reduce wear and tear on your furnace making it last longer. During your service visits, one of our heating technicians will also clean your unit and clear away any debris or soot. These can cause your furnace to work harder and burn more energy than is necessary. We will also change your furnace filter which makes your unit run more efficiently. This is possibly the most important step towards greater furnace efficiency. Call us today for furnace service in Denver.
2. Get a programmable thermostat. There is no need to keep your heat up when you are gone and many people forget to turn it down before they head out to work. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it and forget it. There are even some thermostats with built-in Wi-Fi so you can program it at work.
3. Ditch the draft. Cold air coming in from outside makes your home colder and makes your furnace work harder. Anywhere you can see light, you are losing heat. Raise your threshold or use a towel underneath your door. Use caulk to seal around windows and replace and worn out weather stripping.
4. Use space heaters. If you have one room that is colder than the rest, heat it with a space heater rather than by cranking up the thermostat. You may also want to call us for an energy audit to see if there is anything we can do to help keep cold spots warmer.
By using these four easy tips, you can save money even through the cold Colorado weather by lowering your energy consumption. Your wallet and the planet will thank you. Call us today for even more ways to save this winter!