9/20/2017 11:01:32 AM
Even though much of Minnesota has experienced a warm late summer, now is the time to make sure your heating system is working properly so you are prepared for the cold temperatures that are sure to come.
A home furnace or boiler should be inspected and adjusted every year to ensure safe and efficient operation. It will help you save on your energy bill, too.
ENERGY STAR®, the government-backed program that certifies energy-efficient products, says dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating system inefficiency and failure.
The Minnesota Commerce Department and ENERGY STAR suggest 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. Also, check out the Home Heating and Home Cooling sections of the Home Energy Guide, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the Commerce Department's Energy Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.