How to prepare your home for the cold
Check out these easy tips to ensure your home and heating system is ready for the cold!
Keep vents and baseboards clean: Clogged and dirty vents will make it harder for warm air to blow through, causing your heater to work harder. In other words, you’ll end up cranking up the heat to feel warmer and spending more money on energy.
Insulate your home: Whether you use caulk or weather-strip tape to seal up cracks by the windows or use draft guards on the bottom of your doors, insulating your home will keep the cold air out and your energy costs low.
Reverse ceiling fans: Changing your ceiling fan direction seasonally is a simple way to increase comfort. In the winter, have your fan spin clockwise to create an updraft. This will gently draw room air up and force warm air down. Using a lower setting will prevent a breeze from cooling the room.
Don’t skip annual heater maintenance: If you haven’t already had your annual heater tune-up and safety inspection, you know what they say – better late than never! Don’t skip an annual cleaning and safety inspection. A tune-up will ensure your heater is running efficiently so you’ll experience energy savings and increased comfort throughout the rest of fall and winter.
Assess indoor air quality: Cold, dry air in the fall and winter can negatively affect both your home and your health. Plus, heating will dry out the air even further. You may want to look into a whole-home humidifier to guarantee healthy indoor air quality levels throughout the cold seasons.
To learn more, visit our website/blog at www.ecicomfort.com. Call ECI today at 267-227-0995 to schedule service or ask questions!
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