Whether you’ve got big plans to entertain this month, or are simply counting the days until February is over – take note of our “home warming checklist”. The list items can help keep your home warm and toasty, save energy costs, and reduce the strain on older heating equipment.
Tip #1: Change Your Furnace Filter
Yes it’s easy to forget, but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Here’s a worry-saving tip: mark monthly reminders on your calendar.
Tip #2: Dodge the Drafts:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple and adopt that old Great Depression fixture — the “draft snake”, which you can easily make yourself. Just place a rolled up bath towel at the base of a drafty door.
Tip #3: Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse
Most people think of fans only when they want to be cool, but many ceiling units come with a handy switch that reverses the direction of the blades. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space – cutting your heating costs as much as 10%.
Bonus Tip: Give Your Heating System a Tune-Up
You already know that automobiles need periodic tune-ups in order to run their best and avoid breakdowns. Well the same is true for your home heating equipment. Keeping your furnace clean, and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5% of heating costs. Call (317) 733-8686 to talk to schedule a system checkup by a Mission Mechanical technician.
Bonus Tip: Consider a New Furnace
Mission Mechanical features the most reliable, efficient, and affordable heating systems available. Still trying to keep an old, broken down system alive? It might be a smarter move to invest in new equipment. It’s just a fact that newer heating/furnace systems can keep your house more comfortable and operate more efficiently than older less efficient units – saving you big money on your heating bills.
Considering a new furnace or heating system? Call (317) 733-8686 to talk to a Mission Mechanical home comfort professional.
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