Winter has settled in and our homes are once again in need of the heating system to keep our interiors warm and cozy. But winter heating bills can put a big dent in our wallets and our holiday cheer. The winter months bring consistent days with below comfortable temperatures and our heating systems have to work in overtime to keep our homes at the proper temperatures to maintain a safe and pleasant indoor atmosphere. Luckily, there are many ways to help keep the cold air out and keep your winter heating bills low and under control. Try these tips this winter and see the difference it makes on your wallet and the maintenance of your furnace and heating system.
Easy Tips To Keep Your Winter Heating Bills Low
#1 Use A Programmable Thermostat
Thermostat technology has come a long way since its conception and with the advent of programmable thermostats and smart thermostats, your heating system can run much more efficiently and effectively. Programming a schedule allows you to keep a lower heat temperature during the day when you are not at home and rising at night for when you are using your living spaces or sleeping.
#2 Run Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate warm air that rises to the ceiling and gets trapped. When a ceiling fan is set to its winter setting, (usually clockwise), it will force warm air that has risen to the top of your room back down. Winter ceiling fan settings should be at low speed.
#3 Utilize Your Curtains & Blinds
Curtains and blinds provide an easy and free way to cut down on winter heating bills. Simply open up curtains and blinds during the day to let the warm sunlight fill your home and close them down at night to help trap in the heat created from your furnace and stop cold air from leaking in.
#4 Keep Your Vents Clear
The vents in your home are the pathway for heated air to be distributed into all the rooms. When they are blocked, portions of your home will not be heated evenly and the thermostat will activate your heating system to run harder than it has to. Be sure to unblock all vents from furniture, curtains, shelving, and other obstacles.
#5 Change Out Your Filter
The air filter for your heating system traps unwanted particles from entering the ducts and circulating throughout your home. When that filter has exceeded its duties, it will begin to block air coming into your return duct and will prompt your heating system to overrun itself and potentially cause a shutdown or damage. Make sure you have a new filter in place for the winter season. Most air filters usually last about 3 months’ time.
Professional Heating And Furnace Repair In Atlanta, GA
At Fritts Heat & Air, we’re not comfortable until you are. That means keeping you warm during the winter months and providing you with prompt and professional heating system repair services when you need us. We repair all brands of residential and commercial heating systems. Let us keep your home or business warm with our expert heating system repair services. Call today at (678)-327-3897 or contact us online.