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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating

Everything you need to know about home heating, including how heating systems work, the different types on the market and proper maintenance.

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Thermostats

Save money on heating by automatically setting back your thermostat when you are asleep or away.

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Wood and Pellet Heating

Wood and pellets are renewable fuel sources, and modern wood and pellet stoves can heat your home efficiently.

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Furnaces and Boilers

Most Americans heat their homes with a furnace or boiler, and high-efficiency models of all types of furnaces and boilers are available. Is it time for an upgrade?

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A variety of technologies are available for heating your house. In addition to furnaces and boilers, heating options include wood and pellet heaters, active solar heating, and heat pumps, which are used for both heating and cooling. In addition, a combination of proper insulation, air sealing, and energy-efficient windows and doors will help ensure that your home is both comfortable and energy efficient.

Federal tax credits for heating and cooling systems expired at the end of 2016. If you made these improvements in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.
​Learn more about the tax credits and find state or local incentives.