Spring Home Heating

The official day of Spring has passed, and it’s time to get your home ready for the change in weather. Check out our list of to-dos as weather changes from cold to mud!

  1. Schedule an annual tune-up!

    Heating equipment isn’t cheap, you know it, we know it. If you’re ever in a place you need to replace your boiler or furnace, of course we’re here to help, but we’re also here to make sure you get as much as you can out of your current system. One of the best ways to extend the life of your boiler or furnace is by getting it serviced annually.

  2. Reprogram your programmable thermostat (or invest in one).

    Programmable thermostats can save you a lot of hassle and money every year. They reduce heating costs by turning down the heat at times when you’re out of the house and turn it back up at times when you’re home. With the warmer weather comes time to reprogram your thermostats to an even lower setting when you are home.

  3. Learn how to use your ceiling fans.

    Ceiling fans aren’t complicated to turn on and off, however, many don’t know that ceiling fans are actually made to go both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Running your fans in a clockwise direction (in reverse) will push warm air up to the ceiling and then down the walls more effectively warming the room.

  4. Open windows and curtains, weather permitting.

    Start paying attention to how warm and sunny it is. If it’s sunny, at least opening your curtains will result in the sun helping you warm your house for free. If it’s warm enough, open a window or two and create a cross-breeze of naturally warm air in your home. Don’t forget to close the curtains and windows in the evening as it starts to cool off outdoors.

The changes we make in the springtime are subtle, but each can make a difference in your heating bill. There are still going to be cold evenings and nights, but taking advantage of the tips above result in a more comfortable home for less!

 

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