Tips to Keep Your Home Warm This Holiday
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Planning to have a house full of friends and family this holiday season? It can make maintaining a comfortable temperature and reasonable energy bill an especially difficult balancing act. So, we bring you these tips to keep your home warm this holiday. Hopefully, they’ll help you heat your home more efficiently and affordably with all the people coming and going, doors opening and closing, and thermostat battling.
Heat Your Home More Efficiently this Holiday with These Tips
If you haven’t already, book your annual HVAC maintenance ASAP. Without proper and regular maintenance, you risk running into major problems with your furnace. Imagine you’re just about to sit down to eat your Christmas dinner and your furnace fails. Nobody wants to spend their holiday this way. Get an HVAC technician to your house for an inspection and tune-up before the holidays start.
Replace Furnace Filter
When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? You can check your manual or the instructions to learn how often to change the filter. However, it really depends on the filter type and the amount of dust and dander in your home. Your safest bet is to just check it every month and if it’s dirty or clogged, replace it. A clean filter allows warm air to flow unobstructed which improves the effectiveness and efficiency of your furnace.
Consider HVAC Zoning
In larger or older homes, even heating can sometimes be a challenge. Some rooms might become so cold that they’re uncomfortable. If this is the case in your home, you may want to consider setting up an HVAC zoning system. Contact Fahrhall to discuss your options to improve the heating situation in your home.
Open Up All Air Vents
If your home is feeling cooler than normal, check that all the vents are open and are not blocked by furniture. If you’ve closed any, know that it’s a misconception that closing air vents to less-used parts of your house will save you money in heating costs. In fact, it could actually damage your furnace. When all the air vents are open, your furnace can blow warm air evenly throughout the house.
If you’re hosting guests, make sure the spare rooms are being heated properly, too!
Drafty houses can drastically increase your energy bill. Sealing and fixing any drafts or cracks in your house is one the cheapest, easiest ways to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of your home heating. Whether you use caulking, weather stripping, or plastic wrap to seal windows, your guests will thank you for helping keep them warm this season.
Your Friends at Fahrhall
If you implement all of these tips to keep your home warm this holiday and still feel a chill, don’t worry. Fahrhall’s comfort specialists can help.
Trust Fahrhall whether you require maintenance, advice, or emergency heating services.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. We are committed to providing our customers and our community with reliable service and quality equipment.