The Tricks and Treats of Heating Your Home!
It is starting to feel very chilly and soon everyone will be turning on their furnace daily. To avoid high energy bills this season, here are a few tricks that offer many treats for your home:
1. Use a smart thermostat:
Most thermostats have a built-in timer
Program your timer to turn down your thermostat 10 degrees when you plan on leaving for the day, and then to re-set to your desired temp a half hour before you return home
2. Clean or replace furnace filters once a month or as needed
Dirty furnace filters are the #1 cause for furnace breakdowns
Over 90% of breakdowns is due to lack of maintenance
A dirty filter can slow down air flow and cause a furnace to have to work harder
3. Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed
Make sure they are not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes to help ensure proper air flow
4. Keep curtains and blinds open during the day
This will allow natural sunlight to enter your home and help warm the chill you may feel from the windows.
5. Use ceiling fans
Ceiling fans generally have a reverse button for winter months
This causes warm air to circulate and rise, making the temperature of the room at least 3 to 8 degrees warmer
Another trick to staying warm is to treat your furnace to a Fall Maintenance Check-Up with AERCO.
Fall is the perfect time to have your furnace inspected before the cold winter months start approaching. Having your HVAC system maintained on a regular basis helps prevent breakdowns and keeps things running at peak performance. Fall check-ups also help save up to 30% on your energy bills!
Save even more with our 10% off coupon on your next scheduled Fall Clean & Check up when you refer a friend.
Having a Fall Check on your furnace is one of the most important things you can do for the life of your HVAC system!
Make sure you home is comfortable during those chilly fall nights.
Give AERCO a call and schedule your Fall Check-up today!