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5 Heating Tips to Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency January 16, 2017

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5 Heating Tips to Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency, Fairfield, Pennsylvania

Your home’s heating and air conditioning systems are essential to your comfort. However, they are also responsible for a huge portion of your energy consumption. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice being comfortable to be energy efficient. The home improvement experts at Tiptons Electric Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Plumbing in Cochranton, PA, say there are ways you can still enjoy your heating without skyrocketing utility expenses.

Here are five heating tips to boost your home’s energy efficiency:

  • Mind Your Windows: Old windows tend to have gaps and cracks where cold air can get in and heat can escape. Caulk the gaps if you can, or hire a professional to do it for you. Use drapes or curtains to add a barrier between the heated interior and the cold air outside.

  • Wrap The Water Heater: Wrap your water heater with insulating jackets to improve its heat retention. You can buy these insulating jackets and do the wrapping yourself to save some extra money.

  • Avoid Exhaust Fans: Avoid using exhaust fans in the bathroom or the kitchen. These fans can drain your home’s interior of heat. If you cannot avoid using the fans, then make sure you turn them off immediately after you’re done using them.

  • Avoid Gas Fireplaces: If you have to use a fireplace in your home, choose one that uses wood for fuel. Avoid installing a gas fireplace because it gives off less heat and the fuel costs more. 

  • heatingReverse Your Ceiling Fan: Reverse the setting on your ceiling fan so it pushes the warm air down to where you are. Most ceiling fans have this reverse setting specifically for use during the winter.

These are just some of the home heating tips you can try yourself. If you need the help of professionals for complex jobs such as installing a geothermal water furnace, call Tiptons Electric Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Plumbing at (814) 425-7083. You can also visit their Google+ page to learn more about the services they offer.

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