Wintertime Energy Saving Tips for New Hampshire Homeowners
Each winter, New Hampshire experiences some of the coldest weather in the North. One thing New Hampshirites know about the winter is how expensive home heating can become if you don’t know any tricks to help lower monthly heating expenses. Patriot Heat is here to deliver some tips to help you cut heating costs this season.
Simple Ways to Use Less Energy in Your Home
Book Your Heating Tune-Up:
If you haven’t already, there’s still time to book an annual tune-up for your boiler or furnace this winter. Annual maintenance from your Patriot Heating technician can significantly lower your oil or gas heating bills, boost system efficiency, and prevent minor issues from becoming major ones down the road.
Seal Air Leaks and Drafts:
Don’t lose money and heat to drafty areas in your home. Be sure to check windows and doors for any air leaks or drafts. If you find any, seal them up with weatherstripping to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from coming inside.
Upgrade to High-Efficiency Equipment:
Spending on a new heating installation may seem counterintuitive to trying to save money, but it isn’t! When you upgrade, you maximize your energy efficiency, vastly improve fuel economy, and enjoy significant energy savings. Plus, ask us about rebates.
Install a Programmable Thermostat:
These small and simple gadgets can make a big impact on your heating bill (in a good way!). All you have to do is program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you’re away or sleeping, which will help you conserve fuel and lower your annual heating costs. Wait until you see the difference.
Layer sweatshirts, wear thick socks, and try flannel lined pants when you’re home. Relying less on your heating system will help you conserve fuel and spend less money trying to keep warm.