Homeowners know that trying to stay warm as efficiently as possible is the name of the game in winter. The experts at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you do just that. Our pros put together these winter heating tips so you can keep your family and home nice and toasty warm all season long.
Schedule Routine Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is one of the most important things you can do, not only for keeping your home reliably warm but for keeping your home heating system running for as long as possible. By having your unit checked every year, you can ensure it runs at peak efficiency while catching and fixing problems before they break down your system. It gives you peace of mind knowing that your furnace will run smoothly until the weather warms back up.
Set Up a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great way for you to stay warm on a budget. You can set a schedule so that you’re not wasting heat on an empty house when at work or on vacation. That schedule can also have your heating system warm up the house when you’re on your way home. That “down time” when you’re not home will save you a ton on energy costs throughout the year. Also, consider lowering the temperature when you are at home and grab an extra sweater—each degree you lower the thermostat means about two percent savings on your yearly energy bill.
Use Your Curtains to Your Advantage
Believe it or not, your curtains can act as an added layer of insulation between your windows and your house. Keep them open during the day to let the sunshine’s warmth in and close them at night to keep warm air circulating through your home.
Also consider wrapping your windows with plastic wrap—it’s a simple (and inexpensive) way to ensure your home doesn’t let any of that warm air outside.
Add a Humidifier to Your Home Comfort Mix
A whole-home humidifier can boost not only your home comfort, but also your health. These systems add moisture to the air, reducing problems associated with dry winter air such as dry skin, bloody noses, and static shock. That moisture also helps you feel warmer, which may help you save on energy costs—after all, when you feel warmer, you may feel less inclined to turn up the thermostat for more heat.
For More Winter Heating Tips, Turn to Sabre
The Sabre team is committed to your indoor comfort, no matter what your needs are. Whether you need more winter heating tips, your Bryant® heating or cooling system serviced, your plumbing system addressed, or help enhancing your indoor air quality, we’re the team you can count on. Call us today at 763-473-2267 or get in touch with us online.