4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Heating Costs Low This Winter
One of the benefits of living on Florida’s Treasure Coast is the generally moderate temperatures throughout the winter season. However, for those chilly morning and evenings, we make a fast dash to turn on our heat. Take advantage of these easy ways to help keep your heating costs low this winter season.
#1 – Don’t Skimp on Preventive Maintenance
One of the best ways to save money and ensure that your heater is ready for cool temperatures is to service it every year. This small investment will help keep it running efficiently and using less energy. Make sure to check your system’s air filter each month and replace it if it’s dirty. This will keep the air flowing smoothly throughout this system. Good airflow will help your heater run efficiently, too.
#2 – Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
If you have not already upgraded to a programmable thermostat, now is a great time to do it. Instead of worrying if you turned off the heat when you left for work, your thermostat can be programmed to keep the temperature lower when you are sleeping or not at home. Today’s thermostats are now easier than ever to set up. They also offer the convenience of adjusting temperatures in your home from your Smartphone or another Internet-enable device.
#3 – Use Your Ceiling Fans
Make use of your ceiling fans throughout the entire year. We all know that heat rises. During the winter, flip the directional switch on your fans so that the fan blades turn in a clockwise direction. This will pull the warmed air from your heater down and redistribute it throughout your living area to make it more comfortable.
#4 – Wear Layers of Clothing
It may sound like a no-brainer, but if it is chilly put on a sweater or sweatshirt and do not forget to cover your feet. Wearing layers of clothing can keep you more comfortable, and if you get too warm, remove an extra layer. Remember that for every degree you are able to turn down your thermostat, you could reduce your heater’s energy use by three percent.
Depend on Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating
No matter the time of year, you can depend on Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating to keep your home comfortable. Call to schedule your yearly heater tune-up and learn additional ways to reduce your heating costs.