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Lower Your Home’s Heating Costs

In many Calgary homes, the majority of the energy expenses go toward cooling and heating costs. In fact, for some homeowners, the high cost of heating can stress their utility budget. Today, you can decrease the money that you spend to heat and cool your home by implementing a few energy saving tips and investing in system upgrades.


Simple tips

Assess your personal temperature preferences, and consider keeping the thermostat a little lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer or better still, use a programable thermostat. If your home features a older fireplace, then make sure that the damper remains closed when you aren’t using it. Curtains are a feature that can reduce your energy expenses. Be sure to keep them closed at night because they’ll keep your heated air inside. During the day, keep them open to let the sun’s rays inside to warm your home naturally. You can reverse this procedure for the summer months. Also, review your home’s water heater and lower the water temperature a few degrees.


Maintenance Recommendations

In most homes, the duct work and a lack of insulation are the two most common places where energy is lost. To prevent lost energy through your home’s duct work, seal air leaks. You or your maintenance professional can use caulk to seal around areas that are likely to leak such as windows, plumbing pipes and doors. Furthermore, duct work frequently leaks as it ages, so consider calling an energy professional to evaluate your home’s duct work. An energy specialist can also assess your home’s insulation to confirm whether you need to upgrade it.


Furnace Upgrades

If your heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old, then you may consider upgrading the unit. For the most efficient furnaces in Calgary, be sure to buy a heating unit that features an electric ignition as the mechanism makes the device up to 6 percent more efficient.

As you look at new furnaces in Calgary, consider all your options including a unit that resists corrosion, features pressure switches for safe operation and an insulated blower compartment to reduce operating noise.


Reliable Plumbing Service

Every homeowner should have the number of a reliable furnace company that offers comprehensive heating and cooling services. Check if the company provides 24-hour services across the city. Some furnace companies offer senior discounts and home comfort memberships. Making the right choice will give peace of mind when a professional technician arrives to your home to resolve your heating or cooing problem.

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