Gas-Savings Tips

  • Turn off equipment when not in use.
  • Verify that the timed clock settings for your heating equipment match your building's occupancy patterns.
  • Lower the thermostat on your furnace by one degree Fahrenheit. You can save as much as three percent of the energy your furnace uses.
  • Close curtains, shades and blinds at night and during unoccupied periods of the day and on weekends.
  • Add weather stripping, caulking or foam around windows and doors to reduce drafts.
  • Use caulking to seal ducts, plumbing openings, recessed lighting and any other openings that allow air leaks in walls, floors and ceilings.
  • When purchasing new equipment, choose products with the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • Make sure the damper that mixes return air with outside air is working properly. (Otherwise the system will heat cold outside air instead of using the heated return air.)
  • Have a contractor check your central heating and cooling duct system for leaks. Sealing and insulating air ducts can improve the efficiency of your system by as much as 20 percent.
  • Replace your windows with high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® windows and you can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 15 percent.
  • Fix defective plumbing, air ducts and pipes.
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