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Groton, MA Heating Efficiency Tips

Sometimes it seems like winter just won’t end. With the costs of energy being so high this can be a real drain on your budget. That is why the Groton, MA heating professionals at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning have put together some helpful heating efficiency tips for you.  We may not be able to bring winter to an early end or lower the cost of energy, but we can help you heat your home in a more efficient way. Take these tips into consideration, incorporate them into your heating habits, and watch the saving start to build up.

One of the most effective ways to boost energy efficiency in your home is also one of the simplest. Take a trip to your local hardware store and pick up some shrink wrap and weather stripping material. It’s a lot easier to heat your home efficiently if the heat you pay for is not leaking out of your home. Install the weather stripping in your door frames and cover your windows with the shrink wrap to keep heat from naturally moving to the colder outdoors. You can even put a beading of caulk around stationary windows for extra protection from the cold.

Also, do not shut off your ceiling fans once summer ends. It may seem counterintuitive, but those ceiling fans can actually help you heat your home more evenly and efficiently. There is a switch on the fixture of a ceiling fan that, when flipped, allows you to reverse the direction in which the blades turn. In the winter this allows your fans to push heated air that has risen to the ceiling back down into the living space. This lets you heat your home more evenly, reducing the need to raise temperature settings at the thermostat.

Of course, the best way to keep your heater working efficiently is to schedule routine heating maintenance with a qualified professional. Contact the Groton, MA heating technicians at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more. We have the tools, skills and services you need to heat your home in a more efficient way this heating season.

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