For most of us, central heating and air systems maintain and control the temperatures in our homes depending on the season and weather. But during the winter months, sometimes our furnace or heat pump needs some extra muscle to help keep us comfortable and warm. Fritts Heating & Air has tips on how to keep your home warm during winter. Call us today for a scheduled service visit to inspect and ready your heating system for the cold weather seasons.
Tips To Keep Your Home Warm During Winter
#1 Use Your Curtains
Curtains are great barriers to the cold air that seeps into glass and window seals. When the sun goes down and the temperature drops, pull your curtains throughout the house to keep the cold air out and the warm air in and circulating around your living spaces. Adversely, open your curtains during the day to let sunlight in and the natural warmth heat up your home.
#2 Keep Air Vents Clear
Your air vents are the channels that deliver the warm air into each room and living space. When they are blocked, the air is cut off and rooms can remain cold. As your thermostat tries to regulate this issue, your furnace begins to work overtime and can lead to damage and costly repairs. Make sure all vents are clear from furniture and rugs.
#3 Change Your Filter
HVAC filters should be changed every 1-3 months depending on the size of your unit and your home. A clogged and dirty filter can lead to unbalanced heating and uncomfortable temperatures. Over time, an unchecked filter can also cause damage to your HVAC system.
#4 Utilize Rugs
Rugs are great insulators of heat and placing them strategically in your home can help keep floors warm and block out cold air from basements, crawl spaces, and the outside elements. Place area rugs on tile floors and spaces that have direct access to below crawlspaces or unfinished basement areas.
#5 Use Other Heat Sources
Fireplaces, ovens, stovetops, and space heaters are all great ways to give extra warmth to your home while taking the stress off of your furnace and heating system. Baking and cooking create a lot of heat in your kitchen that can help warm the home and fires add direct heat to living spaces.
Furnace repair and maintenance 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 us at (678)-327-3897 or contact us online today!