The power bills for your home in Farmington, Arkansas, often increase in cold weather. Fortunately, wintertime doesn’t have to break the bank and keep you shivering. Conserve energy, save on electric bills, and stay warm this winter by making these simple changes:
Use the Ceiling Fans Correctly
Ceiling fans can work well to circulate air in winter and re-distribute heat evenly throughout your home. Set your ceiling fan’s blades to spin clockwise instead of counterclockwise. As a result, they’ll gently draw the cooler air upward toward the ceiling and force warm air down. By using your ceiling fans correctly, you can reduce your reliance on your heating system and save up to 15 percent on your energy bills.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
You can use a smart or programmable thermostat that will automatically turn down your heater when you leave your home or go to sleep. Then you can set it to return your home to a more comfortable temperature before you wake up or come home. You can control many models wirelessly through your computer or phone. Others can communicate with motion sensors or cameras and learn your routine over time.
Maintain Your HVAC System
You should have your heater checked by a professional at least once a year to keep it running at peak efficiency. During a maintenance visit, a service technician can repair or replace any worn or damaged parts before they cause serious operational issues. Don’t forget to change your HVAC system’s air filter every three months. Also, keep debris like leaves or grass clippings away from your outdoor unit.
Morrow Heat & Air, LLC has more than 15 years of HVAC experience, which includes maintaining heating systems. You can call us anytime at (866) 821-7712 to schedule your preventive HVAC maintenance or to learn more about how to save energy in winter.
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