Gas-Saving Tips

Simple Steps

  • 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.

Quick Fixes

  • 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.)

Big Savers

  • 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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