During the winter months, the sun is your friend. Keep shades and curtains open during the day to allow sunlight to heat your home. Depending on your home’s exposure to the sun as this can definitely make a difference in your energy costs.
Not only can a family save money on heating costs, a properly functioning heating system also can help avoid safety issues. Furnaces that are not cleaned properly or are poorly maintained can contribute to carbon monoxide poisoning. This can be extremely dangerous, especially for the elderly, young children and pets. This type of risk can be prevented by having your heating system checked and cleaned annually.