As the cold winter months roll towards us, many Norman home owners are curious about the efficiency of their boiler system. Heating costs, by and large, are one of the most expensive costs of maintaining a home. Many homeowners have found that heating costs are budget breaking. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to ensure the health, wellness and efficiency of your boiler without costing an arm and a leg. Keeping your boiler healthy and making frugal choices is the best way to keep your heating costs down.
Set your thermostat to turn off when you have gone to bed and kick back on about 30 minutes before you wake up. You should set it to turn off about 30 minutes after you leave the house for the day and turn back on 30 minutes before you come home. You will never notice, and you will always be warm when it matters, but you will save thousands of dollars over the course of one year.
Keep your drapes drawn when the sun sets to hold in the heat the home has accumulated. During the day, open the drapes on your windows on the south-facing side of the home. This will trap in heat from the sun. The heat trapped from the sun will keep the home warm without a boiler having to kick on to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Have your boiler inspected at the beginning of the year. You can check out the basic mechanics yourself, too. You should check to make sure all of the lines look solid and that the water pressure is being maintained properly. Having a licensed plumber come in and make sure the boiler is up to snuff is an excellent option that can save you a lot of money in inefficient heating and costly repairs down the line.
Boilers last for a long time, but that does not mean they are efficient their entire shelf life. If your boiler has been in your home for years take a look at the specs. You can find them on the side of the boiler. Some older models are truly inefficient and may be costing you far more than you need to spend. Replacing an older boiler with an energy efficient model is often the most cost effective option
Scheduling a maintenance call can save you from costly repairs in the future, have your boiler inspected today by one of Hull Plumbing specialists. Call us today at (405) 267-9283.
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