Gwyn Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Winter Heating System Tips
Space heaters – be sure to keep combustibles at least 3’ away;
do not overload electrical circuits.
Carbon monoxide - have a carbon monoxide detector on every level
of your home if you have oil or gas heat.
Fireplaces – keep your chimney clean; have professional inspect chimney
every year; keep damper closed when not in use.
Gas logs - have gas logs cleaned every year.
Tune- up - have a professional tune-up or safety check of your heating system
every season; will also save $$$ on heating bills.
Air filters – replace monthly.
Return air grilles – keep returns grilles clear; do not block
Thermostat – turn back 2-5 degrees and put on a sweater or
sweatshirt; use programmable tstat to automatically turn
temperature down at night and when not at home.
Best investment you can do!
Shades – keep window shades and drapes closed at night;
open in day to let sun in.
Humidifiers – will make home feel warmer.
Ductwork – check ductwork for air leaks; seal with mastic.
Water heater – do only full loads of dishes and clothes;
use cold water to wash clothes.
Energy Tax Credits – Federal energy tax credits up to $1500
available through 12/31/10; utility rebates are also available.
Tune-up – have a professional tune-up of your heating system every season
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