Ways to Improve your Home's Energy Efficiency
Learn how to save energy, reduce heating costs, and increase your home’s heating efficiency with Viessmann.
Keeping your home comfortable can make all the difference throughout the changing seasons, but with constant fluctuating temperatures it is not uncommon to also see an increase in energy usage and affiliated costs. With both environmental and economical factors coming into play, energy efficiency is at the forefront of most homeowner’s minds - and rightfully so.
Below you will find some tips to increase your home’s efficiency, reduce your energy costs, and instill peace of mind.
Regular system cleaning and maintenance
The old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” can also be applied to the idea that seasonal check ups are just as important to keep your heating equipment running effectively. Simple measures like consistently cleaning or replacing system filters go a long way in preventing your system from working harder than it needs.
In addition, regular maintenance checks can help prevent small fixes from becoming big problems, increasing the longevity and ultimately the overall value of your system.
Ensuring your house is properly insulated is among the best ways to maximize energy efficient heating for homes. High-quality insulation prevents heat loss from your roof, ceiling and walls, allowing your system to burn less fuel to achieve the same level of warmth. In many homes, it is easy to add additional insulation in the attic space, and this is often the most cost effective and beneficial way to make an insulation upgrade with the greatest payback.
Upgrade to high efficiency equipment
Particularly for those with older heating systems, upgrading old radiators or other heating appliances can significantly reduce energy costs. Today, there are many energy efficient heatering options available.
Investing in high efficiency — especially ENERGY STAR® certified equipment — not only delivers premium performance, but operates at reduced noise levels, and often comes with extended warranty coverage. In addition, efficient products help protect the environment by lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, a win-win if you ask us!
Check out Viessmann's suite of high efficiency heating options.
Using WIFI-enabled equipment like Viessmann's Vitodens 100 and 200, is a great way to monitor your home’s comfort while also keeping track of important performance indicators, even when you’re on the go. Not only do web-enabled apps offer insight on energy statistics and remote monitoring, they can also take the guesswork out of a homeowner’s service requests.
Specialized technology like Viessmann’s ViCare App provides double the support with remote monitoring of your system while allowing the option of contractor access. Sharing your contactractor’s contact information within the app alleviates stress and saves time by directly connecting your professional and your system for quick support and seamless monitoring.
Ask a professional
The internet can be a convenient way to get some quick answers about a generic question, but when it comes to matters of importance, it is always best to seek professional advice.
Need some additional heating advice? Check out our other homeowner blogs for more topics or use our contractor locator tool to find a Viessmann contractor near you!