Energy Efficient Home Heating Systems
During colder months, heating is often the number one energy expense for many people. In fact, heating your home can account for more than half of your total monthly natural gas bill, if you have a natural gas furnace (over 90% of furnaces are fueled by natural gas). Heating can total over 40% of your electric bill, if your heating system is electric.
You can always save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your heating equipment. Insulation, air sealing, and simple thermostat re-setting could lower your energy costs by as much as 30% while also reducing environmental emissions.
You can save about 2% of your heating bill for each degree that you lower the thermostat (if the turndown lasts a good fraction of the day or night). Turning down the thermostat from 70°F to 65°F, for example, saves about 10%.
Tips For Lowering Your Home Heating Costs
Select energy-efficient appliances and products when you buy new home-heating equipment. Your energy provider offers guidance on how to choose energy-efficient products, and contractors can provide fact sheets for different types, models and designs to help you compare energy usage. See the efficiency standards for information on minimum ratings, and look for the ENERGY STAR® when purchasing new products.
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