HVAC Tips to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
It sure is chilly out! Did you know, there are many HVAC tips available to keep you cozy while still saving on money and energy this winter? Taking care of your HVAC system benefits both you and your wallet. Check out our top HVAC tips below to keep your home warm this winter!
Thermostat & Zoning
If you find yourself constantly fiddling with your thermostat or your thermostat is really old, it might be time to consider investing in a programmable thermostat. Having a zoning system installed in tandem with a programmable thermostat will put the control of your comfort right at your fingertips. Not all rooms heat or cool the same, and your wired zoning sensors will monitor this and adjust accordingly. Additionally, if you know you won’t be at home till the evening, or won’t be going in certain rooms, you can schedule that into your new thermostat. This way, you’ll save money on energy bills while you’re away, and still have a comfortable house again before you even return home.
We know, we know, we say it all the time: change your air filters. It’s not without reason! Consistently replacing the air filters in your HVAC system is crucial to your entire system’s operation. A typical air filter is usually only effective for about a month. While there are other options available which last longer, it’s important to still routinely check them. Your filters remove allergens from the air which, over time, can clog the air filter. Your system will struggle to push air through a blocked filter. Consequently, you may experience reduced airflow, system cycling issues, and overall discomfort in your home all due to having clogged filters. Check and replace your HVAC filters regularly to stay worry-free.
Your system works hard to fill your home with warm air… don’t let it seep out! Take a walk around your home and search for any small cracks or gaps around your windows or door frames. While small, they make a mighty impact! These little gaps can allow your warm air to slip out and freezing air to seep in during the winter. Thankfully, you can easily fix this issue with sealant or new weatherstripping solutions from your local hardware store.
When it comes to sealing up your home, many overlook their home’s insulation. However, your insulation plays a huge role in keeping your home comfortable. Large amounts of heat can be lost through poor wall and attic insulation. This will cause your HVAC system to work overtime and wear down prematurely on top of keeping your home consistently uncomfortable. Contact Sleeping Giant to discuss adding additional insulation to your home.
If you’re experiencing uneven heating in your home, it’s worth it to check if any of your air vents are being blocked. Vents can become obstructed by drapes, furniture, rugs, or other decorations. Make a few rounds of your home to ensure there aren’t any blocked vents. You should also check to make sure they’re unobstructed of any dust or debris. Dust your air vents regularly, and give them a good wash every once in a while. It may seem like a silly problem, but obstructed air vents can have you constantly cranking up the heat and never feeling warm enough.
Call The Professionals
If you have any HVAC concerns this winter, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sleeping Giant Heating and Air. It’s always best to call in the professionals whenever you have a question or concern about your home comfort. Contact us at (256) 378-6556.
We are your locally owned American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Childersburg, AL, and we can help you find the perfect solution for any home comfort problems. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more helpful tips.