10/4/2016 9:12:00 AM
As temperatures in Minnesota begin to drop, now is the time to make sure your heating system is working properly. Furnaces and boilers, the two most common ways to heat homes, should be inspected and adjusted every year.
ENERGY STAR®, the government-backed program that helps consumers conserve energy and save money with energy-efficient products and practices, says dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating system inefficiency and failure.
The Minnesota Commerce Department suggests the following measures to improve the efficiency and safety of your home heating system:
For more information, see ENERGY STAR’s Guide to Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling (pdf). Also, check out the Home Heating and Home Cooling sections of the Home Energy Guide (.pdf), a publication of the Minnesota Commerce Department.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the department's Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.