Natural Gas Saving Tips

Over time, any home will develop gaps that let cold air in and warm air escape. Sealing up obvious areas around windows, or adding weather-stripping around exterior doors, can help save up to 30 per cent on your heating use.

Heating accounts for 63 per cent of home energy use—and even a difference of two degrees (from 20 to 22) can add up. On cold days, it might be tempting to set your thermostat high, but your home won’t heat up quicker. 

Make the sun work for you in winter by opening your blinds and curtains during the day. This will allow the sun’s energy to help heat your home and take some of the load off your furnace.

Even though it can increase your electricity use, selective use of a space heater is a better way than heating your whole home if you’re only typically in one room.

Take a look around your house and make sure that furniture, rugs or other items have not been placed over your vents. Air flow is one key for heating efficiency.

Too much humidity can actually make you feel colder because the moisture draws heat away from your body. If you use a humidifier, keep humidity between 30 to 40 per cent, which should keep you comfortable.

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