Change air filters ‐ Not only is this a necessary step to help maintain healthy indoor air quality, but changing air filters can extend the life of equipment and reduce energy consumption.
Reduce temperature set points ‐ The more indoor temperatures match outdoor temperatures, the less you spend on heating and cooling costs. In fact, you can lower utility bills by an average of 1% for each degree you lower your thermostat during cool fall and winter months.
Inspect ducts ‐ Clean ducts and check to see if there are areas where air is escaping.
Make sure leaks are sealed and airways cleared ‐ Don't waste money on heated air that isn't heating your building. Make sure windows and doors are well sealed and that furniture or equipment do not block vents from circulating air.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance ‐ A professional inspection and tune‐up will guarantee your heating system, boilers and/or furnaces are clean, well‐maintained and operating at maximum efficiency. Preventive maintenance checks can also help detect small problems before they turn into big ones during the peak of winter weather.