Tip #11 - Insulate the Attic & Basement The cool air in uninsulated parts of the house contributes to the overall cost of heating. According to the Energy Star program, insulating an attic, crawl space, basement walls and the floor above an unfinished basement can reduce heating costs by an average of 15 percent. Although the price of insulating an attic can exceed $1,000, the investment will pay off in a few seasons. Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget [...]
Tip #8 - Use Caulk and Weather Stripping Windows and doors aren't the only spots where warm air leaks out of the house. Keep an eye out for places where two types of building materials meet -- corners, chimneys, and around pipes and wires. Thoroughly check the interior and exterior of your home for cracks and gaps, paying particular attention to areas around chimneys, furnace flues, pipes, electrical outlets, windows, and doors. Fill small leaks with caulk and make sure weatherstripping around doors and windows is in good condition. Check back over the next [...]
Tip #7 - Be Diligent About Maintenance Just like any other major appliance, a furnace needs regular tune-ups. Keeping it clean and properly adjusted helps it run efficiently and prolongs its lifespan. A clean, well-maintained furnace can save you another five percent on your heating bill. Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter: Turn Down the Heat ✓ Install a Programmable Thermostat ✓ Reduce Drafts ✓ Change Furnace Filters ✓ Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse ✓ Turn Down the Water Heater ✓ Be [...]
Filters should be cleaned or replaced monthly during the cold season.
There is nothing like autumn in Connecticut, and it serves as a gentle reminder that winter is on its way and it's time to plan ahead for your home heating needs. Homeowners should consider a few important things before choosing a local heating oil company...
Due to the extreme temperature shifts, heating your home in Connecticut can be one of the more expensive components of your utility bill, but making some easy adjustments can dramatically reduce your energy spending. Whether you heat your home with oil, gas, or electricity, you can follow these 9 tips to cut your energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home during winter: 1. Only Heat the Rooms You Use If you have rooms you never use, like guest rooms, play rooms, or large storage areas, close off or seal the vents in those [...]