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Heating Tips


Manage Daily Use

  • Turn down thermostats at night no more than five degrees.
  • Close down rooms not in use: shut the door to the room and close radiator vents.
  • Make sure that drapes, furniture, or carpets do not block heat vents or radiators.
  • Keep the chimney flue closed when not in use.
  • Limit the use of kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.

Reduce Hot Water Use

  • Avoid hand-washing dishes under running water. Use the automatic dishwasher or fill the sink.
  • Operate the washing machine with a full load and use warm or cold water.
  • Reduce hot water consumption in kitchen and bathroom.
  • Turn down the thermostat on your water heater.
  • Use low-flow faucets and shower heads.
  • Repair leaky faucets.

Care for your Heating System

  • Install an energy-efficient furnace.
  • Insulate your water heater.
  • Install energy-efficient heater (oil-fired heaters work fastest).
  • Consider programmable thermostats.

Weatherproof Your Home

  • Clean and seal the duct system annually; airtight ducts make all the difference.
  • Good insulation means thermal high performance, protection against air filtration, and moisture control.
  • Insulate attics, ceilings, exterior and basement walls, floors, and crawl spaces with high R-value insulation material.
  • Annually caulk, seal, and weatherstrip doors and windows.
  • Ensure that storm doors and windows have a good tight fit.