If you are like most homeowners in Wendell, North Carolina, you want to reduce the cost of heating in winter. It is important to know the different ways to keep your house warm during the cold weather to reduce heating expenses and improve comfort levels. Here we discuss three easy ways to warm your home during the cold season.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat with home/vacation mode can optimize your HVAC performance during the winter and keep energy bills low. You can pair a programmable thermostat with room sensors that monitor motion and temperature. The smart thermostat only supplies conditioned air if the room is occupied, reducing power consumption.
Geo-fencing also allows you to program the heating unit to stop or start when you are at a predetermined distance from the home. This means the HVAC system doesn’t work when you are away. But it detects your presence from afar to make the house warm before you reach the door.
Seal Your Windows and Doors
Another useful strategy is to ensure that your windows and doors are sealed completely. Any open space between your doors and windows and their frames can allow warm or cold air to leak into and out of the home. Check around the edges of the window and doors and feel for cool air. If you can feel cool air, you have air leaks that may increase your energy bills and make your home too cold for comfort. To stop the leaks, apply caulk to the edges of windows and install weatherstrips to door edges. This will keep hot air indoors during the cold season and cold air inside in summer.
Turn on the Fan
A great way to keep the house warm is to run your fan on its lowest speed. If you run the fan in a clockwise direction, it will push warm air down and keep your living space warm and cozy during the winter.
Alford Mechanical is committed to making your home comfortable and warm with professional heating and air conditioning services. Call us today at 919-246-5265.
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