At Larry & Sons, we are here to help our Frederick, MD area customers improve whole house energy efficiency with some simple tips. There are plenty of small upgrades and improvements you can make to increase the overall efficiency of your home, some of the easiest we have outlined below.
Upgrade to Zone Control
Upgrading to zone control provides helps your home achieve greater efficiency because it allows you to heat or cool only certain parts of your home rather than maintaining a consistent temperature in all rooms. If you aren’t using a particular room in your home, you don’t have to pay to heat it. Because it can be installed in your current forced air system, zone control is ideal for retrofitting older homes.
Improve Your Water Heater
Improving your water heater is an effective way to reduce your water heating bills, and there are many ways to do this without installing an entirely new water heater. Insulating your water heater tank, routine maintenance, and even lowering the temperature of your hot water are all easy ways to do this. If you do need a replacement, call us to learn about the high-efficiency water heaters that we can install for you.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Did you know that turning down your thermostat 5 to 10 degrees when you are not home or at night can save you a lot of money one heating bills? Installing a programmable thermostat will let you schedule your thermostat to automatically set back the heating system according to your schedule. Also, newer digital thermostat models are more accurate than dial thermostats that use mercury dial, which means there’s less of a chance that your heating system will work more effectively.
If you are looking for more cost-effective heat for your Frederick, MD area home this winter, call Larry & Sons for home efficiency tips. We also provide routine heating maintenance to help cut down on potential repair needs. Call today to learn more!