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Comfort King Energy
199 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT  06877
Office:  203-515-8
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Conservation Tips

The best way to "go green" - and save money - is by maximizing your fuel efficiency. At Comfort King Energy, we help many customers upgrade their heating systems to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions. When you replace an older heating system with a high-efficiency model, you can reduce consumption by 30 percent or more. We can also help you with smaller conservation steps like installing a new energy-saving burner control.

One "green" move that everyone should make is to get their heating system tuned before cold weather comes. A well-tuned system uses 5% less fuel and burns cleaner, with reduced emissions. A Comfort King, our service plan includes a periodic tune-up.

Comfort King wants to help you conserve! Here are some warm weather and cold weather energy-saving tips that, if followed, can lower in your annual energy bills.

Cold Weather Conservation Tips

  • Correct air leaks around windows, doors and electrical outlets.
  • Repair weather stripping and caulking.
  • Replace any cracked glass in your windows.
  • Make sure your ceiling has at least six inches of insulation.
  • Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and freezing.
  • Have your fireplace chimney cleaned and inspected regularly.
  • Check the threshold for any gaps between it and the door; use a bottom seal that can be attached to the door to stop drafts.
  • Get a heating system tune-up before the heating season begins.
  • Keep ductwork in good repair with duct insulation.
  • Remove air conditioning units from windows.
  • Close your kitchen vent, fireplace damper and closet doors when not in use.

Warm Weather Conservation Tips

  • Keep the coils of your central or window air conditioner free of dust and dirt.
  • Make sure the output of your air conditioner is right for the size of your room or house to ensure optimum efficiency and comfort.
  • Change or clean your air conditioning filter monthly during the cooling season to improve efficiency and the life of your air conditioner.
  • Look for an air conditioning unit that is ENERGY STAR(R) approved.
  • Cook on the grill to keep cooking heat outside the home.
  • Install reflective window coatings to reflect heat away from your home.
  • During the day, block the heat from the sun by closing windows, doors and curtains.
  • During the hot summer afternoons, avoid using appliances.
  • Open windows on cool summer days and nights. A good rule of thumb is not to open windows when the outside temperature is warmer than the inside of your house.

Year Round
Conservation Tips

  • Install a programmable thermostat. When used properly, it can shave $100 off your annual energy bills.
  • Use compact fluorescent lights. They last up to 10-13 times longer than standard bulbs and use 75% less energy.
  • Choose a high-efficiency water heater. An indirect oil-fired water heater produces an almost endless supply of hot water with a very fast recovery time.
  • Keep your oven door closed!
  • Every time you open the oven door, the oven temperature can drop 25 degrees. Use the oven light or a timer to avoid wasting energy.
  • Wash clothes in the coolest water possible -- 80% of the cost to run your washer is used for heating the water.
  • Install dimmers and motion sensors wherever possible.
  • Take showers instead of baths. A five-minute shower will use about 7.5 gallons of hot water; filling a bathtub can use up to 20 gallons.
  • Clean refrigerator coils once a year to extend the life of your fridge.
  • Choose a high-efficiency dishwasher -- they use 25% less energy than conventional models.
  • Since your dryer retains heat, dry loads back-to-back.

Comfort King Energy Services  199 Ethan Allen Highway  Ridgefield  CT  06877  203-515-8088
                   Fully licensed and insured:  License #'s S1-0385825, 394539, E1-104635, HOD #:  883

Serving the cities of:  Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sandy Hook, Southbury, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
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