Saving energy throughout your home can help to save you money. This means turning off lights in rooms you aren't using, changing to energy-efficient appliances, and changing light bulbs to LED bulbs. Another way to save energy is with your boiler system. You can save money on your gas bill and energy bill each month, which could equal big savings at the end of the year. Read below for energy-saving tips for your boiler system.
Adjust The Thermostat
Turning down the thermostat at least one degree can save you money each year. Adjust it a few more degrees for extra savings. Turn down the thermostat at night or while you're away from your home (at work or on vacation).
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you're using an old thermostat, it's time to upgrade to new equipment. An older thermostat may not be giving the appropriate temperature reading and could be costing you money. Other equipment, including radiator valves, should also be replaced if they're old.
Remove Radiator Blockages
Be sure your curtains and furniture are not blocking the radiators or baseboard heaters around your home. Anything blocking the air flow to the rooms of your home can cause a difference in temperature throughout your home.
Upgrade Your Boiler
If your boiler is older than 15 years, it may not be as energy efficient as a newer system. Upgrade to a new boiler with a higher efficiency rating. Hire a professional HVAC company to have a new boiler installed for you. An older boiler may also be costly to repair as finding parts for the repair could be costly.
Insulate Your Home
Add insulation in your attic to prevent the rising warm air from escaping through the roof. Adding insulation will help prevent this heat loss. You can do this yourself, or hire a professional company to do the work for you. Adding insulation to the exterior walls of your home is also a good way to prevent warm air from escaping.
Using curtains that are heavy-weight can help save you energy and money. It keeps drafts out and prevents warm air from escaping. Adding caulk around your doors and windows can also help prevent air from escaping and drafts from getting in.
These are all things you can do around your home to save you money on your energy bill each month when using your boiler system. If you're in need of an updated boiler system in your home call a professional HVAC company today for a quote for a new boiler system. For more help, contact a company like Comfort Solutions Inc.