As summertime comes to an end and the harsh Connecticut Winter approaches, you should start considering ways to lower your energy bills by conserving heat and energy within your household. Learning more about energy efficiency is a great way to save energy and money on your energy bills. The plumbing and heating professionals at Schede Plumbing have put together a list of energy saving tips that will help you reduce your home energy use for the upcoming Winter season.
To ensure optimal household heating efficiency, adjust your thermostat to a level of approximately 68 degrees while you are in your house. You can lower the temperature when you are going to bed or when you have left the house. Studies have indicated that you will knock about 2 percent off your heating bill for each degree that you lower your thermostat.
Weatherize your house by adding caulk and weather-stripping all doors and windows, this will make them much more draft resistant.
Perform yearly maintenance on your heating system. You can hire a heating and cooling professional to perform a full heating system inspection and perform any necessary maintenance to ensure that your furnace is operational at its peak performance.
You should gradually raise the level of your thermostat. When you raise the level of temperature on our thermostat at an accelerated pace you mobilize the heat strip, which will utilize higher levels of energy and in-turn raise your energy bill.
Prevent your heating vents or radiator from being covered by furniture or curtains. Also, clean them out and remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated. If you have vents leading to rooms that are not being utilized, you should have these vents closed off.
A great way to reduce costs is replace your old water heater with a high efficiency water heater. A malfunctioning or old dilapidated water heating unit can create high energy bills. Schede Plumbing and Heating specializes in installing new energy efficient water heaters as well as repairing old ones. You can view our water heater services page for more information.
To many homeowners throughout the Stamford, Connecticut area, utilities are consistently one of their highest monthly household expenses. By following some of the tips we listed above, you can drastically reduce household energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home this winter. Schede Plumbing and Heating provides custom heating system installation and repair including hot water heaters, boilers, furnaces, duct work and much more. We provide heating system installation, repair, and maintenance for both residential and commercial buildings throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut and the New York City area as well as new construction. You can schedule an appointment with the professionals at Schede Pluming and Heating and receive a free consultation.