Winter is here and you want to keep your home warm. We know what you might be thinking… “Winter? That’s not really something we deal with for too long here in Florida.” We know that our winters are as brief as hey are mild. This doesn’t mean that you should disregard how this season affects your home. We’re here to help you perfect your heating in Orlando, FL.
Your home’s heater is responsible for the majority of your home’s energy usage during this time of year. This means that you should stay on top of your heating to save yourself money. We want you to keep your heater as efficient as possible. That’s why we’re here to help. Stay on top of these tips.
What You Can Do
Here are a handful of things you can try out in your home to help your heater efficiency.
1. Turn On Your Ceiling Fan
We know that turning on your ceiling fan when you’re trying to stay warm seems counterintuitive. We understand how you might think this if you’re of the mindset that your ceiling fan cools you off. Your ceiling fan can’t generate cool air, the feeling of the breeze flowing over you is what cools you.
In the winter, you can actually reverse the flow of your ceiling fan and use it to warm your room. Heat rises. This means that the heat flowing through your home can get caught near the ceiling. A ceiling fan can help you distribute the warm air throughout your home.
2. Maintain Your Heater
You should maintain your home’s heater annually and ideally in the fall to prepare for winter. Heating is something that you need to maintain the quality of. You need to put the care of this system into a hand of a capable professional. We’re the ones you can call. If you want to keep your heater maintained on a regular basis, you should inquire about our maintenance plan.
3. Change Your Filter
This is maintenance that lies in the hands of the homeowner. Make sure that you’re changing the filter that’s responsible for keeping your heater clean at least once a season. You can get a filter that’s right for your heater at your local hardware store or online.
4. Insulate, Insulate, and Insulate Some More!
If you notice odd drafts in your home, you should definitely take the time to insulate. You might need to beef up your insulation in your attic or even add on to your weatherstripping. We’re here to help you figure it out.
5. Upgrade Your Thermostat
Would you like to have high quality heating that doesn’t waste any energy? We’re sure that you would like this, but we regret to inform you that this isn’t going to be possible with your outdated thermostat. If you have one of those faceless, plastic thermostats with analog buttons, it’s time to upgrade your model to something with at least a digital face.
We’d recommend that you go the extra mile to upgrade your thermostat to a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. These are the thermostats that are going to optimize your comfort and eliminate waste along the way.