4 Ways to Save on Heat
- Distribute heat evenly in rooms by running a ceiling fan in reverse. By recirculating the warm air trapped near the ceiling, you can lower the temperature on your thermostat.
- Start using a wireless remote thermostat — a device that transmits signals to a central receiver, which replaces your old wall thermostat. These thermostats can be used anywhere in your home, and work in much the same way as a TV remote. When programmed correctly, they can reduce fuel usage by about 10%.
- Convert your wood fireplace to propane. Gas fireplaces can produce twice as much heat as woodburning fireplaces at about a third of the cost.
- Use vent-free gas fireplaces to warm cold spots anywhere in your home — a less expensive and safer alternative to electric space heaters.