3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable
You can make your Orange Park, Florida, home more comfortable for your family and lower your utility bills by taking a few simple steps to get ready for fall and winter. Get rid of uncomfortable drafts and have a professional check your heater for problems that could cause inconvenient breakdowns. Adding a programmable thermostat, improving your windows, and maintaining your heating system will make your home feel comfortable no matter what the weather brings.
Add a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you to regulate the temperature throughout the day so you save energy. You can set specific temperatures based on whether you’re asleep, away, or up and about at home. That way, you can stay comfortable and save energy without having to remember to change settings. Some models have zoning systems that let you change the temperature in just one area or zone. You can avoid heating empty rooms and make sure the temperature in the room you occupy is at the best setting for you. Many programmable thermostats can even communicate with your smartphone or computer, so you can control them from anywhere.
Improve Your Windows
Up to half of the warm air from your furnace leaves your home through leaks in windows. Prevent uncomfortable drafts by hanging thick curtains. Open them during the day to let the sun heat your home and close them at night. Seal annoying drafts with caulk or weatherstripping. Caulk works better for small gaps, and you can use weatherstripping for larger gaps like the bottoms of windows or doors. If your windows have lots of large leaks or rattle in their frames, replacing them will help you to save energy and increase comfort.
Change Your Air Filter
In addition to having your HVAC system inspected by a professional, be sure to inspect and change your HVAC filter regularly. A clean filter will keep your air clean, prevent allergies, and help you save energy. It also keeps dust, dirt, and other contaminants away from your heater’s delicate components.
Mike Merritt Heating & Air Conditioning can install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating and air conditioning equipment. Call us at 904-240-4038 for efficient and reliable service.