As temperatures decrease, homeowners in Bentonville, Arkansas, need to prepare their HVAC units for winter. There are several DIY projects you can complete to make sure your home is ready for cooler temperatures. Here are three DIY HVAC tips to help you save money this winter:
Evaluate the Insulation
One of the first tasks you can accomplish to get ready for winter is checking your insulation as well as the door and window seals. Many people don’t realize how heat they lose through cracks and improperly sealed windows. You can determine where you need more insulation just by feeling for air drafts. If you’re unsure, you can also call an HVAC professional to schedule an energy evaluation.
Change the Air Filter
Another simple DIY tip for winterizing your HVAC unit is changing the air filter. Your HVAC system’s filter requires changing every three months or more often if you have pets. An air filter will restrict the airflow in your home if it’s dirty. As a result, it’ll strain your HVAC system.
You can also improve the circulation of warm air in your home by switching the direction of your ceiling fans. Make sure the fan blades are directing the warm air down from the ceiling to make your rooms more comfortable.
Install a Smart Thermostat
If you haven’t already, think about installing a smart thermostat. A programmable thermostat will allow you to reduce the temperature in your home during the day while you’re at work and turn up the heat before you come home. Most new thermostats can also be controlled with your smartphone anytime and anywhere. You’ll never worry about heating an empty home again.
Making sure your home and HVAC unit are ready for winter is essential. If you have concerns about your HVAC unit or need to schedule your annual maintenance, our professionals at Morrow Heat & Air, LLC can help. Contact us at (866) 821-7712.
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