‘Tis the season for cold temperatures and warm homes in the Indianapolis area! The winter is cold, but your home shouldn’t be. Here are five heating tips to get you through these frigid winter months, while keeping your home warm and your energy bills low.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Staying warm shouldn’t be expensive. As you’re cooking warm meals for you and your family this winter season, consider turning your thermostat down 3 to 5 degrees. Cooking on the stovetop or in the oven can create a naturally warm environment so you don’t freeze while also saving money on your winter heating bill.
Change Your Filters
By changing your filters regularly, you are giving your family the gift of clean air. A fresh filter keeps air moving through your home, trapping any dust, debris, dirt, or allergens in your air. It’s recommended you change your filters every 1 to 3 months. It’s especially important to change your filters monthly if you have pets. Pet dander is one of many things that can trap air flow, causing your HVAC system to work extra hard to keep you warm while also increasing your energy bills.
Prevent Heating System Fires
Heating system fires can occur any time, but they tend to occur more frequently in the winter months. There are many causes of home heating fires, but clogged or dirty equipment is the most common. Therefore, it’s important to have your heating system checked annually before turning it on for the season. The same is true for your AC unit in the summer! Clearing the area around your HVAC system can prevent a potential fire.
Inspect Your Ducts
Winter is the perfect time to get your ducts in a row. A licensed professional can inspect and clean your ducts to ensure you have an energy-efficient and clean season. If you don’t remember ever having your ducts cleaned, or it’s been a while, now is the time! Are you also noticing higher-than-usual heating bills? Leaks in your ducts can do that to you, so make sure to get them inspected by one of our team members at Action Air!
Schedule A Preventative Maintenance
Have you scheduled your annual HVAC system maintenance yet? Preventative maintenances are important and can keep your home cozy and comfortable for years to come. They help lower utility bills, prevent issues with air quality, increase the life of the system, increase overall efficiency, and prevent emergency repairs when you need your system the most. A system failure in the middle of an Indiana winter is something no homeowner wants to deal with. Action Air can help you take care of your heating system this winter to ensure you stay warm and comfortable all season long. Specializing in furnace and air conditioner service, furnace and air conditioner installation, plumbing, duct cleaning and indoor air quality, we can ensure your home is safe and clean not just in the winter months, but year-round. Schedule your preventative maintenance and contact us today!
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