Regular preventive maintenance
Ideally performed by qualified technicians , annual maintenance of your heating equipment extends its service life and lowers your energy consumption by ensuring proper functioning and efficiency. Have the inside and outside of the exhaust shaft inspected occasionally as well for any signs of deterioration due to condensation or corrosion.
Ceiling (destratification) fans
Cold air and warm air have different densities above ground, and if they are not mechanically mixed in some way, they will produce stratification (ie different layers of temperature). Warm air rises and reaches the highest temperature near the ceiling, especially in rooms with high ceilings. Installing ceiling fans of a minimum clearance of 8 ft. gold 2.43 m. to redistribute warm air is a budget-friendly solution.
If you have a forced-air system, remove any obstacles in ducts, registers and cold-air return registers so that the air can circulate freely and efficiently throughout the system.
Look for hot spots
If you have a hot-water heating system, look for hot spots on the boiler wall and hot-water distribution pipe to identify insulation gaps. Remember, if it's too hot to touch, you are losing a lot of heat. Also check pumps and valves for water leakage.