Home Heating Maintenance and Conservation Tips


  • Maintain your heating system. Have it checked by a professional at least once a year and change the filters regularly.
  • Adjust thermostats; keep it 65 degrees during the day and 55 degrees during sleeping hours or when the house is unoccupied.
  • Replace old thermostats with programmable thermostats.
  • Open drapes and blinds on the south side of your home during sunny days, close them at night and on cloudy days.
  • Do not block registers and hot water radiators.
  • Place foil-covered cardboard between cast iron hot water radiators and the wall to reflect the heat into the room and away from the wall.
  • Install storm doors and windows. The space they create makes an excellent insulator.
  • Have adequate insulation throughout the house and around your water heater. Seal cracks and holes around windows and doors.