How do systems contribute to energy efficiency?
Your older or historic building operates differently than a modern building, so you should take deliberate steps to improve its conditions.
- First and foremost, make sure you investigate the many low-cost and minimally invasive passive heating strategies before opting for an entire new system.
- Service your furnace each fall and be sure to change out filters regularly to maximize airflow and the efficiency of your heater. Or consider a zoned heating system with separate controls for spaces.
- Installing a programmable thermostat is another way to keep your home warm when you’re there and cooler while you’re away.
- Also, close your damper when your fireplace is not in use to avoid a major source of heat loss.