Here are some great energy-saving tips for your home to help
keep your heating costs down. Many of these tips also end up
guarding your home from potential hazards. Follow these tips and
you'll not only save money, but you might also save yourself an
- Check that the damper is closed tightly
when not using the fireplace.
- Check the temperature setting on the hot
water tank and adjust it accordingly.
- Check to see if the water pipes from the
hot water tank are insulated.
- Clean or replace the furnace filter at
least every three months throughout the heating season.
- Turn thermostat down at night and when out
of the house for extended periods.
- Consider installing a programmable
thermostat for the furnace.
- Use caulking and weather stripping to seal
air leaks around doors, windows and the attic hatch.
- Use foam gaskets and childproof plugs to
seal electrical outlets and switches.
- Ensure that heating vents are open and not
blocked by curtains or furniture.
- Open the drapes/blinds and let the sun in
during the day to help warm the home, then close them again when
the sun goes down.
- Windows account for up to 25% of total
home heat loss. Consider installing storm windows, or new Low 'E',
argon filled glass windows, or shrink wrapping your windows.
Tips published from "The Energy Savings
Kit" provided by Enbridge Consumers Gas Company.