Heating Tips for Fall in Ohio
With the kids back in school and fall quickly approaching, now’s the time to begin thinking about the most cost-efficient way to combat the falling temperatures.
Heating and cooling accounts for about half of the total energy use in a home, making it the largest energy cost by a long shot for homeowners.
Below are a few quick tips that may be able to help keep some money in your pocket this fall.
Clean or Replace Air Filters
Dirty and/or clogged HVAC filters restrict airflow and significantly impact the efficiency of your heating system. If you have not cleaned or changed the air filters of your system for a while, now is the perfect time to do it. This should be done every 3 months at minimum to make sure your furnace is operating at full capacity.
Clean and Unblock All Vents and Registers
This is just as much for safety as it is for efficiency. Go through you house and check all your return and supply vents and registers. Make sure none of them are blocked by shoes, rugs, furniture, or any other type of debris.
While making your rounds take that swiffer along and clean any of the dust that may be building as well. This simple task that takes minutes will significantly improve the air quality in your home during the cold Winter months.
Reprogram the Thermostat
As we begin moving from cooling to heating in the fall, we recommend that our customers reprogram their thermostat. While you can save money with programmable thermostat, it has to be set correctly.
Lower the thermostat temperature for the times you aren’t at home can save a pretty significant amount of money. Rough figures are you can save 1% for each degree you lower your system over 8 hours. The less that your furnace works heating your home the more $$$ you'll save!
As always if you need any service for your central heating system please contact us at Alpine Heating and Cooling. If the central heating system you currently have is not doing the job any longer we will give you a free no obligation quote on a new system.
Additionally we off a Elevated Residential Service Agreement to our clients that takes the headaches out of changing filters & worrying about emergency service fees in the Winter months for $159.00 a year. This package comes with many different benefits. When you call in please ask about this service agreement to find out more information.