It seems like we just got done with holiday cleaning, but our fall months are descending upon us! How do you prepare? For most homes and business in Montgomery County, air conditioning and heating units use more electricity than anything else. There are ways to reduce this load before sweltering months kick into full gear. Here are some easy some fall and winter preparation practices to help reduce your usage and electric bills:
Should You Close Unused Vents?
Experts offer different opinions on the efficiency of closing vents and doors to unused rooms. In quite a few cases, this will decrease your heating unit’s efficiency. Please double-check for any rooms with thermostats in them. You might not want to close them off. You can contact a technician at Luxury Air A/C and Heating and they can advise you about closing off any parts of the house for the fall and winter.
Keep the Heat Off Your Thermostat
Check to see that computers, televisions, lamps and other household devices that generate heat are not too close to your thermostat. If so, this can inadvertently drive up your temperature reading, causing the heating unit to kick off and on repeatedly all day and night to keep the temperature at the set temperature. This can overburden your air conditioning and heating system.
Yes, Use Your Fireplace
Make sure your fireplaces are clean and not clogged. Heating is not a substitute for plugin heaters., either Some people have set fires by tipping these over or curtains being too close. On those cold nights, you might be out of wood to burn in your fireplace, then what?
Annual Heating System Maintenance
If you have a faulty cooling and heating system, it can have quite an impact on your services as well as your finances. How do you know if your heating system needs a little TLC? Contact Luxury Air A/C and Heating if you notice gas leaks, gunky vents or strange odors. Our technicians can diagnose faults and repair problems with any air conditioning and heating maintenance issue. Call and schedule now our air conditioning and heating fall tune-up (936) 247-2530