Save Money on Heating by John Castelli, Realtor

Winter can be a tough time for homeowners depending on the elements. But a few simple steps can help you save money and headaches. Drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use.

To help prevent that, just place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door and close your window shades.

It’s easy to forget, but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season.

Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Simply switching your fan to clockwise pushes warm air near the ceiling back toward the ground.

This can save you up to 10% on heating costs. The last tip is to replace your old thermostat with a programmable one. This way you reduce heat when you are not home and increase the heat before you return.


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