Tip #6: Turn Down the Hot Water Heater

The standard setting for a hot water heater is 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but The Simple Dollar notes that dialing down to 120 degrees, which is still plenty warm, can push energy costs down by 6 to 10 percent. Other strategies, such as a tankless or solar water heater, may have a bigger impact but require an initial investment of at least several hundred dollars.

 
Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter:

  1. Turn Down the Heat 
  2. Install a Programmable Thermostat 
  3. Reduce Drafts 
  4. Change Furnace Filters 
  5. Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse 
  6. Turn Down the Water Heater 
  7. Be Diligent About Maintenance 
  8. Use Caulk and Weather Stripping 
  9. Seal the Ducts 
  10. Heat a Smaller Space 
  11. Insulate the Attic and Basement
  12. Choosing the Right HVAC Company

Levco is Fairfield County’s premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as Fuel Oil Delivery. If you are currently experiencing issues with your heating system and are looking for same-day solutions and timely service, give us a call, we are happy to help. Don’t forget to “Like” our page on Facebook to stay up-to-date with maintenance tips and reminders, as well as promotions and weather alerts!

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