There are different kinds of heating systems in homes with the most common being furnaces and boilers. As the temperatures start to drop, take a look at the heating situation in your home to make sure it is performing well. Let’s take a look at ways to heat your home efficiently. We’ll also discuss tips you can use to stay warm and save money no matter how you heat your home.

Update the Heating System to Heat Your Home Efficiently

Making upgrades to your current unit or replacing the entire system can reduce your carbon dioxide emission up to 2.5 tons each year and save you money on monthly utility bills. If you use a heating system that was coal-burning but now burns oil or natural gas – or if you have a furnace that has a pilot light – consider replacing it with a newer model. A professional heating contractor can make recommendations for your home.

Boost Efficiency by Maintaining the System

At least annually, have your heating unit serviced by a technician. They will inspect the system and make any repairs or upgrades to keep it working efficiently. Regularly tending to your system will help ensure it doesn’t break down and you’re not without heat on the coldest day of the year.

Other Ways to Heat Your Home Efficiently

There are several things you can do in other areas of your home to help boost your heating efficiency. Install a programmable thermostat to manage the temperature of your living spaces by creating timed settings.

Inspect the air vents and clean them out. Add insulation to your attic. Over time insulation shifts and may be damaged by water or rodents. Take the time to seal gaps around windows and doors. Replace the weatherstripping if it’s old or damaged. If you have the budget, upgrading to energy-efficient windows is a great investment. You will save a considerable amount on your heating bills and boost the value of your home.

GeeGuy’s Inspection Service provides home inspections to customers in the BC Central Interior. Contact us to schedule an appointment.