There is nothing more comforting than having a warm, cozy home during the cold Parker, Texas, winters. However, if your home is not properly sealed and your heating system is not maintained, you could see heating bills rising to keep your home comfortable. In order to save money and successfully keep your home warm and comfortable, follow these tips to help your home be energy efficient.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your home without having to manually change it throughout the day. For instance, you can program the thermostat to a cooler degree when you are sleeping, and away at work for the day. When you are home before and after work, simply set the temperature to a comfortable 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. A programmable thermostat is a very efficient way to keep your home comfortable without wasting energy.
Keep Your Heating System Maintained
A well-maintained heater will run more efficiently. By keeping the air filters regularly cleaned or changed, the motor and blower fan carefully inspected, and all systems calibrated to burn efficiently, your heater can run smoothly to deliver warm air into your home. Keep your heater well maintained by Investing in a preventative maintenance plan with us.
Have Adequate Insulation
Heat naturally wants to rise, and that is the path that it will take in your home. If your attic does not have sufficient insulation, the warm air will dissipate to the outside through the roof. Your heater will be working hard to bring warm air in, but that air will be lost. Not only does this make your home feel colder, but it is also wasted energy that you will see reflected in your heating bills. Be sure your attic has adequate insulation.
Following these simple tips will help keep your home cozy and comfortable all winter long. Call our experts at Samm’s Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment to have your furnace serviced today. You can reach us at (214) 251-4438.
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