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How can I reduce heating costs this fall and winter?
Today’s high-efficiency propane– and oil-fired heating systems do an amazing job at squeezing every last bit of performance out of your fuel to give you the most bang for your heating buck. But even with all that performance, it’s still a good idea to take a whole-house approach if you want to save money on your heating bills in the coming months.
Here are six things you can do in the weeks ahead to prepare for heating season savings in your Vermont home.
- Weatherize – A small investment in caulk, door seals and door sweeps will more than pay for itself this heating season by reducing air leaks and keeping your family more comfortable. Consider plastic window coverings for more substantial air leaks in winter.
- Keep an eye on your air filters – Clogged air filters reduce efficiency and cause your heating system to work harder than it needs to, which can lead to costly heating system repairs down the road. Check your air filter once a month, cleaning or replacing it if needed.
- Clean / clear vents – Wipe down your vents to keep efficiency-robbing dust and debris out of your heating ducts. Move any furniture or objects that block airflow.
- Reverse ceiling fans – Adjust your ceiling fan blades so they push rising warm air back down into the room (see your owner’s manual for instructions on how to reverse the rotation of your fan).
- Listen for unusual noises – Noises in your system can indicate vent blockages or debris, loose or broken parts, or other problems.
- Schedule preventive maintenance – A heating system tune-up will keep your equipment running efficiently and reliably all season long, so you’ll pay less for your bills and get more peace of mind.
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