How to Weather Strip Windows & Doors
A drafty home is also an inefficient home. To conserve energy and make your home more comfortable, it helps to keep cold and warm air where they belong by applying weather stripping on your windows and doors.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great investment for your home. It allows your HVAC system to regulate temperature settings automatically, making adjustments for different times of the day or night. This can save you a great deal of money on utility bills.
How to Humidify Your Home
Air moisture is necessary for good health, comfortable living and more efficient home heating. During winter, counteract the dryness in the air by humidifying your home with a humidifier.
How to Choose a Furnace Filter
Furnace filters help keep your HVAC system running clean and efficient while scrubbing the air that it blows throughout your home. You can prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning components and breathe easy by periodically replacing your furnace filter.
Clean and Maintain Your Furnace
Once a year you should take some time to perform a checkup on your natural gas furnace. Routine maintenance and cleaning will help you ward off the cold, keep heating bills low and make your home more energy efficient.
Prep Your Home for Winter
Winter is coming and it's time to prepare your home for the coming chill. Sealing leaks in windows and doors and checking your furnace, water heater and chimney will help to make your home more energy efficient, keep your family comfortable and hopefully lower those heating bills.
The fireplace is a centuries-old feature that was often a source of warmth for an entire home. Take some time to check and maintain your fireplace to keep the fires in the hearth burning safely and efficiently all winter long.
Install a Window Air Conditioner
If your home doesn't have central air conditioning, you don't have to sweat it out all summer long. Window-mounted air conditioners cool, circulate and dehumidify the air to make your home a comfortable abode.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are a great way to save money on energy costs by helping your air conditioner work less. In winter, flip the reverse switch on your fan and it'll circulate the warm air and cut down on your furnace use.