You can lower your Sea Island, Georgia, home’s utility bills, save money, and stay more comfortable by making a few simple changes. Save energy in winter by adding insulation, using ceiling fans, and having your heater inspected by an HVAC professional.
Many types of insulation become less effective over time because of settling, leaks, or pests. Even if you don’t have these problems, adding additional insulation will keep conditioned air from escaping and conserve power. You can also get rid of drafts and make your family more comfortable. Install weather stripping under doors and windows and add caulk to any gaps around light fixtures or electrical outlets. Check your attic for biological growth in your insulation, and have it replaced by an expert if needed.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are useful in winter as well as summer. They turn counterclockwise to create breezes, and you can reverse their direction to clockwise. This pushes air toward the ceiling instead of the floor, circulating air without creating a breeze. The room will feel warmer because cool air won’t have a chance to collect near the floor. That way, you won’t have to use your HVAC system as much. You can also avoid wear and extend its life.
Have Your Heater Checked by an Expert
Regular maintenance lets you find any problems during the fall and get them repaired before shutting your heater down for several hours becomes uncomfortable. It also keeps issues from getting worse or wasting energy. You should have your heater checked by an expert in fall before you start needing to use it often in winter. Change your air filter at least every few months for more efficiency and airflow. Also, keep vegetation, dead leaves, and other debris away from your outdoor unit.
The A/C Guys are Trane Comfort Specialists and have been providing heating and cooling services since 2012. For more information on saving energy in winter and help from our friendly experts, call us at 912-268-1514.
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