Brace yourselves, even cooler weather is coming! (We promise. It will be here before too long.) The temperature is slowly dropping, and it’s almost time to finally bring out the oversized sweaters that have been in the dark corner of our closets all year. With cold weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the low temperatures. Whatever your heating needs are, the team at Champion AC has you covered. Schedule a heater tune-up today, and Champion’s technicians will have you taking on the cold in no time!
If you’re ahead of the game and already scheduled your fall tune-up (good for you!), here are a few ways you can get the cold out and keep your house cozy.
Using the Sun
It’s no surprise that the big bright ball in the sky can keep us warm. You can save money on heating costs by opening the curtains and blinds on your south-facing windows during the day to heat up your home. Once the sun goes down, cover your windows to keep all the heat from the day trapped inside.
Ceiling fans are a big factor when it comes to ventilation and controlling air flow. Not only are they useful for helping keep rooms cool, but they can be used in the winter to keep the heat inside. Having your ceiling fan rotating clockwise will keep heat inside your rooms when those cold months roll around. It’s also recommended to keep the ceiling fan on a low setting to gently push hot air down.
Only Heat the Rooms You Use
Close off the vents in the spare rooms that you never use in order to direct warm air to the others you are frequently in. Energy bills on average are $183 per month, but using a space heater in specific rooms can lower your energy bill and save you money each month. If you’re experiencing cold spots in your home, don’t call the ghostbusters – check your ducts! A poorly sealed duct system can leave you with high bills and low temperatures all winter long.
For more tips on home heating and heating repair, call Champion AC today!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.