To help combat the cold, here are some of our tips to keep you and your family warm this winter and, at the same time, lower your energy bills.
As the chilly St. Louis winter sets in, you no doubt want to stay warm and cozy in your home. You likely want to lower your energy costs too. To help combat the cold, here are some of our tips to keep you and your family warm this winter and, at the same time, lower your energy bills.
Tips to Keep Your Home Warm
You can do several things to lower utility costs and stay warm this winter. There are also several things our expert technicians can help you with. Here are some of our tips:
- Furnace repairs and tune-ups – These are essential to keeping your furnace running smoothly and efficiently. A tune-up includes a complete inspection of your furnace and duct system. The tech will examine all the working parts to ensure they are working correctly and don’t need repairing. The filter will be replaced, which will not only ensure airflow is clear but will also reduce your energy bill. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
- Programmable thermostat – A new programmable thermostat works well because it will help reduce energy costs and take the guesswork out of what temperature is ideal for your home. It will learn your habits, like when you’re away at work and sleeping, and adjusts the temperature accordingly. Our technicians can easily install it for you and show you how to use it.
- Reverse ceiling fans – Every ceiling fan has a reverse mode that pulls air up and drives the warm air that naturally rises back down. This will help temperatures remain consistent throughout the winter. It’s a great way to spread warmth in any room of your home.
- Open the curtains on sunny days – Utilizing natural sunlight is a great way to warm up your home. Be sure to close the curtains at night to stop the warm air from escaping. Good-quality, thick curtains are an excellent way to fight against escaping heat. You will use the heater less, saving money and energy.
- Open up your vents – Many people think that you are distributing more warm air into the rooms that need it most by closing some of your vents. However, this is not the case. When you close some of the vents, you’re making your furnace work twice as hard, which can cause it to function less efficiently.
Utilizing some or all of these tips can ensure a warm home this winter and a lower energy bill.
Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating
At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, we take pride in being a locally owned and operated HVAC company. With over 30 years of experience and a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can replace, repair, and provide maintenance for your home’s HVAC system.