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Energy & Cost Saving Heating Tips

Energy & Cost Saving HEATING TIPS:

  • Set your thermostat as low as you can find comfortable.

  • Make sure that warm air registers, baseboard heaters, or radiators are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes.

  • Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.

  • Turn off kitchen, bath, and ventilating fans as soon as they have done their job (so they don't remove any more heated or cooled air than is necessary).

  • Keep draperies and shades open on south-facing windows during the heating season to allow sunlight in.  Close them at night to reduce heat losses.

  • Close off unoccupied rooms, and turn down the heating for these rooms.

  • Add insulation to heating system ductwork that is in cold basements or attic spaces.

  • Use duct tape to seal ductwork that leaks hot air at joints, etc. (use UL approved tape that will last longer).

  • Add insulation above the ceiling, inside walls, and beneath floors.

  • Add caulking and weather-stripping.

  • Install storm windows, insulating shutters, or drapes.

  • Install storm or insulating doors.

  • If you use electricity for heating, consider installing a heat pump.

  • Install an air-tight wood stove.

  • Convert to an energy-efficient oil or gas furnace.

  • Consider a solar heating system.

Please contact me to find your North Idaho Dream Home.  Be sure to ask me about your free customized MLS home search "Portal."  Your North Idaho Real Estate Pro:

Pam Jank, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CRS, RSPS, PPS
Previews Property Specialist
Web:  Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale
email to:pamjank@hotmail.com
Phone:  208-661-2282
Fax:  208-772-628 Toll Free:  800-829-2555 EXT.1275
COLDWELL BANKER SCHNEIDMILLER REALTY
435 W. Hanley Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID  838315 

ABR Designation - Accredited buyer's representativeGRI Designation - Graduate Realtor InsituteCRS Designation - Certified Residential SpecialistRSPS Designation - Resort & Second Home Property SpecialistPreviews Property Specialist Designation


CONTACT INFO:

Pam Jank, CRS, GRI, ABR, CNE, RRS, Realtor(c)Pam Jank, CRS, GRI, ABR, CNE, RRS, Realtor(c)
Your North Idaho Real Estate Pro
www.SellingNorthIdaho.com - Your Free Local MLS Property Search Link
208-661-2282 or Toll Free 800-829-2555 ext. 1275
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
1924 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
 

 

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Comment balloon 1 commentPam Jank • November 08 2009 04:15PM

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Pam, some great tips - thanks for sharing

Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) about 9 years ago

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