How You Can Improve Your Heating System’s Efficiency

- 9:57 am - November 6th, 2019

How You Can Improve Your Heating System’s Efficiency

Nothing can replace the knowledge, training and experience that a Sound Energy technician brings to your home comfort equipment, but that’s not to say that there isn’t anything you or other Connecticut homeowners can do to help bolster the capabilities of your heating equipment – especially when it comes to the equipment’s efficiency.

What is efficiency?

For those unfamiliar with the term’s meaning, efficiency is your heating system’s ability to take heating oil and turn it into usable heat. The higher the efficiency, the less fuel is wasted. This means that high efficiency is important for keeping heating costs under control!

Here are some steps you can take to help improve your home’s heating efficiency:

  • Clean or replace filters for your furnace at least once a month to maintain optimal airflow and comfort

  • Keep warm-air registers, baseboard heaters and radiators from being blocked by furniture, carpeting, drapes or dust by keeping them clean and clear

  • Inspect exterior vents, keeping them clear of debris and nests

  • Keep the area around your outdoor condenser unit clear of sticks, rocks, leaves, ice, snow and other debris that accumulates over time

  • Install and learn how to best utilize a programmable or smart thermostat to help save on energy costs

  • Check and replace weather stripping and caulk around doors and windows to keep out cold drafts and keep in the warm air

Once you’ve checked off all the tasks above, you can bring Sound Energy’s technicians into the fray! Here are some ways we can help you ensure optimal comfort this winter:

  • Automatic heating oil delivery keeps your tank full and prevents you from running out of fuel, which is especially important during the winter!

  • System maintenance allows our techs to check up on your equipment to ensure it’s running properly and not at risk of breaking down

  • Upgrades and installations of modern heating equipment can take energy efficiency even further than just following the steps we mentioned above. Today’s heating technology has advanced greatly and is still getting better!

Let’s prepare for this year’s Connecticut winter together! Contact us online to enroll in automatic delivery or to learn more about all of the products and services we provide our customers to meet their every home comfort need.