How To Be More Comfortable While Saving Energy

- 4:48 pm - November 23rd, 2016

F.C. Haab wants you to be cozy and comfortable all winter while conserving energy. Here are four steps to make your home exceptionally comfortable and save on energy.

  1. Request an equipment evaluation. An F.C. Haab heating expert will check your system and provide energy-saving advice or equipment recommendations. Customers tell us they are very pleased with the information they receive from a system evaluation. 
  2. Upgrade your equipment. An advanced, electronically controlled heating system can reduce energy costs by up to 40 percent while making the home more comfortable.
  3. Have your heating system tuned up. A tune-up gets your system in peak operating condition, which typically improves heating efficiency by 5 percent while extending the life of the equipment. Every F.C. Haab service plan includes a tune-up.
  4. Protect your equipment with a service plan. F.C. Haab offers three service plan options so you can get exactly the level of protection you want against repair expenses.

While we’re on the subject of efficiency, here are some more steps you can take to save energy and improve your comfort.

Cover drafty windows. Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration. 
Replace worn weather-stripping. Worn and torn weather-stripping around doors and windows creates drafts and lets in cold air. Homes lose heat around windows and doors, and these leaks often prompt people to turn up the heat. 
Eliminate drafts around electrical boxes. Remove the cover plates and fill gaps around the boxes with acrylic latex caulk or foam sealant. Place a foam gasket over the outlet or switch and replace the cover plate. 
Lock doors and windows. Notice how when you lock your windows, you can often feel them pushing together more tightly? It makes a difference on your heating bill. 
Invest in insulation. Get some inexpensive insulation, and cover up all those areas where heat might escape.

To get help improving your home’s comfort and reducing your energy usage, please contact us today.