As we look forward to a new year, we unfortunately also have to look to the peak of the winter season. January and February typically account for the lowest temperatures of the year on average, and the chance of snowstorms any day of the week make the beginning of the calendar a very frigid start to each year.
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Bucks County, the top choice for heating service in Levittown, PA, we can help homeowners in the local areas stay warm all winter long, whether it be through our furnace maintenance services or tips and tricks to stay warm until spring arrives. While it is easy to just crank the heat up to 75°F and kick back and relax, running your heater all season long at a high temperature can cost you an arm and a leg just to pay your energy bills.
If you're looking to stay warm while saving some money, take advantage of these easy-to-do tips:
Let Sunlight in During the Day
The sun is one of the best ways to heat your home for absolutely no cost. Opening up the curtains and blinds during a sunny day in the winter can do wonders for the temperature of your home. If you leave your thermostat on automatic, remember to open up the blinds before leaving during the day. Doing so can help lower the number of times your furnace clicks on to heat the house.
Since many people lower the temperature of their home as they leave for work every day, many of them come back to a very frigid home. Going out and buying a programmable thermostat will give you the freedom to schedule when the temperature of your home should drop as well as turn the heat back on in enough time to warm the house before you get home. Warming the house when no one is home is an easy way to rack up a high energy bill.
See If Your Fan Has a Winter Setting
We know it might sound strange, but your ceiling fan can help keep your home slightly warmer during the winter. Many fans have a built-in winter setting. If you're unsure, take a look at your ceiling fans. If they have a switch on them, you can reverse the blades to move clockwise instead of its normal counterclockwise setting. Flipping the rotation of your fan can help push back down the warm heat that naturally rises to the roof of each room. This trick may work better for homeowners with very high ceilings.
Search for Leaks
If your home feels colder than usual, there is a good chance you have one or multiple leaks around your windows or doors. Sealing up these leaks as best as possible can will help keep warm air in your home.
Turn to Your Team at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Bucks County
We here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Bucks County have years of experience in helping homeowners stay warm indoors while spending as little as money as possible in monthly utility bills. Our HVAC maintenance in Bucks County, PA, has been able to keep homeowners warm in the winter and cool in the summer for many years.
We also want homeowners to be alert for any of the common furnace issues that can arise during the harsh winter weather. Frozen pipes and inconsistent temperatures are just some of the easy warning signs that you may have a furnace issue on your hands.
Anyone interested in more information on any of our services or in need of furnace maintenance can give us a call as soon as possible at (267) 930-2733.