Kensington, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/06/2019 -- As one of Connecticut's top providers of heating services, including boiler maintenance, repair, and replacement, Riley Plumbing & Heating understands the need for families to stay warm and comfortable throughout the winter. Now, the company is offering tips on how homeowners can get the most out of their boiler and heating system, increase their efficiency, and even save money this season.
One of the most straightforward ways to improve a boiler's efficiency is to use preset on and off times. This can be used to turn it off before going to bed or before leaving the house. Preset times also allow the boiler to turn on before waking up in the morning, ensuring a comfortable temperature while maximizing energy savings. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, leaving a heating system on all day when one is home is not advisable, as this can actually cost homeowners more money than on and off cycles.
Additionally, by turning the heating system down by one degree, it can offer significant savings during the winter the season, and over the life of the boiler. Since the recommended temperature for a living room is around 69-70 degrees Fahrenheit, homeowners should consider turning their thermostats down this single degree if they still remain comfortable at the lowered temperature.
Another easy way to increase a heating system's efficiency while reducing energy bills is by applying insulation over the windows. This thin plastic film can be purchased affordably at most local hardware and home stores, and can help to retain up to 50 percent more heat which can be lost through old or improperly insulated windows.
If a boiler is older than ten years, or it needs continual repair and maintenance, then it might be time for a new one. Over time, wear and tear from everyday use will cause it to slowly lose efficiency, costing homeowners a significant amount of money over time. The experts at Riley Plumbing & Heating are knowledgeable with all makes and model of boilers, and can assess if a replacement may be necessary.
To schedule an appointment for boiler maintenance, tune-up, repair, or even replacement, please call Riley Plumbing & Heating today at 860-225-1534 or visit https://rileyplumbingcompany.com/.
About Riley Plumbing & Heating
For over 30 years, Riley Plumbing & Heating has provided Kensington, CT and the surrounding areas with trusted and dependable plumbing and heating solutions. A family-oriented business, they feature a team of highly-specialized and fully-trained contractors, all licensed and with years of experience in the field. Riley Plumbing & Heating offers a wide range of services, from water heaters and boilers/furnaces to drain and sewer service, and more.
To learn more about Riley Plumbing & Heating, please call 860-225-1534 or visit them on the web at https://rileyplumbingcompany.com.