Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter
Conserving heat in the winter can save you a lot of money on your energy bills. Heating your home makes up a large part of your energy bills. There are several things you can do to conserve heat, many of them free or at low cost.
Use Your Ceiling Fans in the Winter
There is a button either on the remote for your fan or on the fan itself that reverses its direction. Spin it clockwise during the winter. This will pull cooler air up and push warmer air down. You can even lower your thermostat by a few degrees when you do this.
Get Free Heat From the Sun
Take advantage of sunny days by opening your window blinds to let the sunshine in. The sun will provide free heat in your house. Just be sure to close your shades before the sun sets.
Take Care of Furnace Maintenance
A neglected furnace loses its efficiency, which drives up your energy bills. Conserve heat by having your heater tuned-up by an HVAC technician. They’ll perform tasks that improve the unit’s efficiency, such as cleaning the interior of the furnace and lubricating any moving parts.
Vent Masters in Carefree, AZ, has skilled technicians who do furnace tune-ups. Our company is licensed, bonded, and insured.
It is estimated that most ductwork loses about 20% of the air that moves through it. You can conserve a lot of energy by having your ducts repaired or sealed. A technician will seal holes, fix gaps, and solve any other ductwork problems you may have.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Schedule your thermostat so that the temperature is 10 to 15 degrees lower when you are away or sleeping. This heat conservation move can reduce your heating costs by about 10%.
The team at Vent Masters repairs, installs, and tunes up heaters and air conditioners. Other services we offer include indoor air quality, ventilation, ductwork, thermostats, and new construction. Call us today to schedule an appointment.