to Save Energy
During the Cold Months
- Lower your thermostat to the most comfortable setting. Energystar.gov suggests 68 degrees.
- Continue to clean or change your air filters regularly.
- Use ceiling fans to distribute the heated air around a room (Reverse direction from summer).
- When entertaining this holiday season, lower the thermostat a degree or two before the guests arrive. With a room full of family and friends, the room will heat up in no time!
- Heat your home with the sun's help. In the morning, open all the blinds and curtains on the east-facing side of the house, while closing those on the west-side. At mid-day, switch the two.
- Make sure
your furnace has been tuned-up for the season. Just like your car, you get
more efficiency with proper maintenance.
The easiest and most efficient way to keep up with the fluctuating temperatures is a programmable thermostat. According to Energy Star, you can save about $180 dollars every year in energy costs. To regulate your home's temperature call Hader Heating & Cooling to have your programmable thermostat properly installed and programmed to fit your family's schedule.