There is something exciting that happens when the long days of summer wind down and you can feel fall in the air. Even the trees know change is coming, and that is a great reminder that it is time to prepare your home for the cooler fall weather and the coming cold of winter. Cold weather means increased heating costs, and these fall house tips can help you save money on the cost of heating your home.

October is a great time to change all of the batteries in your smoke detectors. It is also the perfect time to change all of the filters in your HVAC system. Clean filters help your system run more efficiently, which saves you money by reducing energy costs. At the same time, have your HVAC unit serviced so that you avoid malfunctioning during the coldest part of the year.

Those beautiful, blustery days are great for staying in, enjoying the ambiance of a beautiful fire in your fireplace and the mulled aroma of warm cider. Make that a weekly event by ensuring that your fireplace and chimney are cleaned and maintained.

Before the winds pick up and the cold air settles in, check your windows and doors for drafts. When warm air escapes through cracks and crevices, you are paying to heat the outside world. Save your money by making sure that your windows and doors are sealed. You can also help to decrease heat loss by using heavier winter curtains or even solar shades.

Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is a customer-oriented company that provides specialized comfort systems designed and engineered for your home with complete installation services. We can help you adjust the humidity levels in different areas of your home so that heating and cooling systems are as effective as possible. In many cases, adjusting the humidity of your home will increase the comfort level without having to adjust the temperature of your HVAC system. Finding that balance helps save you money on energy bills by reducing the energy usage in your home. We offer a full range of services from duct cleaning and refitting, to monthly filter inspection and maintenance. We take a great deal of pride in each of our professionals because we nurture the integrity and skills of not just repair and maintenance, but in doing the job right the first time. If you'd like more information on reducing your heating costs this fall and winter, please contact Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today.