9/4/2018 12:06:34 PM
Now is the time to make sure your home heating system is working properly—before cold weather starts to hit and heating technicians are all booked up with work.
ENERGY STAR®, the official program that certifies energy-efficient products and practices, says dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating system inefficiency and failure. Furnaces and boilers, the two most common ways to heat homes, should be inspected and adjusted on an annual basis.
The Minnesota Commerce Department and ENERGY STAR offer these tips to prepare for winter by ensuring 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, a Minnesota Commerce Department publication.
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.