Reducing Your Waste to Be More Green
Re-Upholstering Dining Room Chairs
Tips for Growing Your Own Produce in a Home Garden

Efficient Furnaces Mean Low Winter Heating Bills

You can save money and stay warmer in winter by investing in an efficient furnace, and also having it regularly serviced. If your existing furnace dies, or you’re looking for a furnace for your new home, it’s a good idea to look for a model with the highest efficiency rating possible. Here’s why: with a furnace that's 80-percent efficient, for every $10 of heat you buy, you’re losing $2 of it out the window — or chimney or wherever. But with a 95-percent efficient furnace, you’re only losing 50 cents worth of heat!

You should also keep in mind that your furnace works most efficiently when it's serviced regularly (twice a year is good) and the ducts are clean. And while the servicemen are there, ask them to check and see if they can adjust the venting so less heat goes into rooms you don’t use very often, such as your laundry room, and more heat is diverted into the rooms where you spend most of your time.

blog comments powered by Disqus
How to Audit Your Home's Heating and Cooling Systems
 
How to Plan and Plant Your Home Garden
 
Managing your Home’s Temperature
How to Install a Solar-Powered Vent Fan
 
Green Cleaning Using Eco-friendly Cleaners Around the House
 
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com