Increase Your Home's Heating Efficiency
Your furnace is responsible for about 29% of the energy used in your home. There are ways to make yours run more efficiently and minimize energy costs.
|Heating Tips||Skill Level||Cost Range||Savings|
|Change your filter.
Clean air filters keep your furnace running efficiently, and can lower energy use by up to 15%.
|Basic||$6-$35||Up to 15%|
|Get preseason tune-ups.
Schedule yearly tune-ups for your HVAC system to improve its efficiency and life span.
|Professional||About $100 + parts||Up to 10%|
|Install a programmable thermostat.
Save on your energy bills with a properly programmed thermostat.
|Advanced||$25-$250||Up to $180 annually|
|Seal and insulate ducts.
Keep your HVAC ductwork sealed and insulated to improve your system's energy efficiency.
|Advanced to Professional||$2-$3 tape rolls||20%|
|Install energy-efficient windows.
Install ENERGY STAR windows to increase your home's energy efficiency.
|Professional||$150-$500 each + installation||$146-$501 annually|
|Properly seal leaks by weatherstripping.
Weatherstripping is a cost-effective way to save money on energy costs and improve your household's comfort by reducing drafts.
|Basic to Advanced||$50-$350||Up to 20%|