The ability to heat one’s home conveniently with a modern heating system is a huge advantage in the winter season. You may be hesitant to heat your home to your heart’s content, though, if your heating system is simply costing too much to operate. You deserve better than this, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you heat your home more efficiently.
Obviously, replacing your heater with a more efficient system is a great way in which to boost efficiency. You may not be in a position financially to do so, though. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to use your existing heater more efficiently without breaking the bank. Read on, and remember to let us handle your heating services in Lake Stevens, WA.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Small in stature but hugely important in the grand scheme of things, it is your thermostat that allows you to regulate the operation of your HVAC system. While you may have a digital thermostat in place, you should think about upgrading to one that uses programmable settings. That way, your system can cool off during the day when the house is empty, while bringing temperatures up again before you get home so that a comfortable environment awaits. That will cut back on your overall heating output and, consequently, heating costs.
If your home is not well-insulated, then the heat that you pay for to keep your home comfortable can literally fly right out the window, as well as through walls and gaps in the thermal envelope. We can round out your insulation to appropriate levels so that you can heat your home with the efficiency that you’re after.
Use Ceiling Fans
If you have ceiling fans in your home, don’t pull the plug on them when winter comes. There is a switch on almost any ceiling fan that allows you to reverse the rotation of its blades. Set it to the winter motion, with the blades spinning clockwise, so that your ceiling fan can force heat back down into your living space.
Call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric for all of your heating needs.