It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper and it’s starting to get really cold outside. If you’re still running around in shorts and t-shirts, then it may be time to start thinking about how you’ll keep your house warm this winter.
One thing that many people forget during fall is preparing their heating system for colder weather – but don’t worry, we have a few tips to help you out.
Make sure that your HVAC system is up to date. If you have an older unit, it may not be running as efficiently as newer models would – which could mean more money on your energy bill each month if you’re looking for a way to save some cash this year.
Check around the house for any drafts. A lot of times, your HVAC system will work harder if it’s directly blowing outside air into the house because there is no insulation to trap heat or keep out cold air.
Upgrade to a programmable thermostat. This will help save energy while keeping your home at an optimal temperature. If you’re sick of cranking up the heat in your house, then this is an easy way to keep it at a comfortable level with minimal effort.
Make sure that your air ducts are clean. If you have a dusty house, then it’s going to make the whole system work harder in order to keep the air clean and breathable.
Check your furnace filter every month and replace it when necessary. A dirty filter can lead to a lot of problems, including dust accumulation in your heating system – which can lead to incredibly high energy bills.
Cold weather is no joke, but with these tips your home will be ready in no time. Stay warm, stay safe, and keep cozy this winter!
If you think it may be time for a replacement, contact the HVAC professionals Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning. We have over 40 years of experience helping people in the Waxahachie, TX area with their heating and cooling needs.