While the holiday season is a fun time of the year, it can also be costly if you aren’t careful with your spending. From shopping for gifts and decorating your home to cooking more and cranking up the thermostat, the bills can quickly start to add up. Here are four hot tips on how to save on holiday heating in your Carrollton, Georgia, home:
Adjust Your Home’s Ceiling Fans
When used correctly, ceiling fans can greatly reduce your heating system’s workload by making a room feel warmer. In the winter, make sure your ceiling fan’s blades rotate in a clockwise direction. As warm air naturally rises to the ceiling, the ceiling fan will redistribute it back toward the floor to make you feel warmer and reduce the need for heating. In fact, using your ceiling fans this way throughout winter can help you save up to 15 percent on your energy bills.
Turn Down Your Thermostat By One Degree
During the winter, keep your home at 68 degrees when you’re at home and awake. While away or asleep, though, turn down the thermostat for additional savings. For every degree below 68, you can save up to 2 percent on energy.
Check and Change Your HVAC Air Filter
A clogged filter won’t only contribute to poor indoor air quality but it’ll also inhibit your heater from blowing enough warm air to heat your home. Check your air filter every month, and change it at the start of each season.
Schedule a Heating Maintenance Visit
Changing your air filter is an easy task you can safely complete on your own. You should leave all other heating maintenance tasks to a professional service technician. By investing in maintenance, you’ll save on holiday heating by conserving more energy, reducing the risk of a breakdown and avoiding the expense of a premature replacement.
Although the winter is nearly here, it isn’t too late to schedule heating maintenance. Contact Merrell & Associates at 770-872-4171 to ensure your heater is ready to operate at peak efficiency and save you money this winter.