Tips & Troubleshooting

Reducing Heating Costs

Check the efficiency of your present heating system

Your heating system should be operating at 82% or more. If your system is more than 15 years old, it’s likely that it’s operating at less than 82% efficiency. Upgrading your aging system can save you hundreds of dollars yearly! Many times, the yearly savings will allow you to fully pay for an efficient system upgrade in three or four years. We have low-cost “energy” financing available for updating your heating and cooling systems.

Check your attic insulation

New Massachusetts building codes require that your roof insulation be at least nine inches thick. New insulation can be installed in your home by yourself or by a contractor. Please call us for a list of contractors that we suggest working with.

Inspect your home for drafts and seal them

Many loose fitting doors and windows allow the cold air into your home and the warm air out.

Install programmable thermostats

Honeywell™ engineers estimate that there is a 10% savings on yearly heating costs by programming the heating to go down twice during the day. Give us a call if you'd like to talk about installing one in your home.

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