Maintain your equipment regularly – We can’t say it enough: An annual tune-up is one of the best investments you can make for your home heating system. With routine maintenance, your equipment run more efficiently and reliably, helping you to prevent many major repairs.
Weatherize – Caulking or weather stripping around doors and windows and properly insulating attic, basement, and other storage spaces will not only cut your energy bills – it will prevent your equipment from overworking to do its job, which extends its lifespan.
Check your filter monthly – Check your furnace filter once a month when the system is in regular use (more if you smoke in the house or have furry pets) and replace it when it’s dirty. Clogged air filters can cut efficiency and cause unnecessary wear and tear on your heating equipment.
Use your programmable thermostat – Drop your temperature three or four degrees for eight hours a day (when you’re out or sleeping, for example) and you’ll cut your annual heating bills by 10 percent or more.
For boiler-based systems:
Insulate your boiler – Use an insulating jacket to help your boiler to retain heat.
Consider an upgrade – Today’s high efficiency propane furnaces and boilers can cut your bills by 25 percent or more compared to an older, poorly maintained equipment – enough to offset the cost of the new equipment in just a few years.
From maintenance to propane heating upgrades, Pioneer has your covered. Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a high efficiency heating system upgrade for your Massachusetts home!