Your home’s heating load refers to the amount of energy it requires to stay at a comfortable temperature during the heating season. Taking steps to manage it starts with evaluating how energy efficient your home is and following up with improvements that will reduce the load.
Your heating system has a tough job. The job gets even tougher if your home, like many, is poorly armed against winter’s chill. This increases the load on the system and can lead to worn parts, higher energy bills and decreased home comfort. By lowering the heating load, your furnace and your whole household benefits. […]
Understanding the load on your furnace is easy — it’s just the amount of energy that’s consumed to meet the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat. Lessening the load isn’t complicated either. You can do it by making targeted improvements that increase your home’s efficiency and curb energy consumption.