Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
If you use propane to heat up your home, there are numerous steps that you can take to save money on heating this winter. Some of these suggestions are specific to gas heating, and others are just smart ways to keep your home warmer in the winter.
#1 Get Your Furnace Serviced
The first thing that you should do is make sure that you have your furnace serviced at least once a year. A professional will do an energy audit to make sure that your furnace is heating as it should. They can make sure that your furnace is working effectively and they can replace or upgrade any parts that are worn-out or damage. A furnace repair technician can make sure that your furnace is working as optimally as possible, which is what you need if you want to save money on your heating costs.
#2 Get Your Home Professionally Sealed
Although you can do caulking and weather-stripping around your home, it often helps to have a professional do these tasks for you. A professional will make sure that your entire home is properly sealed. They will also make sure that there are not any back drafts around your furnace or other gas powered appliances, which can be harmful to your health and safety.
#3 Clean Up Around Registers
Next, make sure that you keep the area around your registers clean. You can take the cover off your registers and clean them to remove built-up dirt on the actual registers. Then you can clean around the entrance to the register. Make sure that you keep items away from your registers to keep them as clean as possible.
#4 Split Up Your Bill
Make sure that you contact your gas company and see about having your bill split up into even payments over the year. They can look at your billing history for the past year and use this to come up with estimated monthly payments. That way, you will pay the same amount each month and you will not have to pay huge gas bills when you need to stay warm in the winter time. If you are worried about being able to afford your gas payments during the winter, see if you can sign up for a program like this.
If you want your gas heater to work as good as it possible can, get your furnace serviced by a technician. Have your home professionally sealed to keep air out of your home, which can make your home really cold. Keep your registers clean and open. See if you can split up your bill so that you have more even payments.