The winter months in Cocoa, FL can sometimes bring cool weather and the need to effectively warm your home. Keep your utility bills low this season by taking smart measures to improve energy efficiency. Try the heating tips below for a more comfortable winter home.

Program Your Thermostat Properly

Minimize your energy costs in winter by setting your thermostat mindfully. Turn the temperature down during the day if you’re out of the house. You can also keep the home cooler at night when you’re sleeping. Compensate for these lower temperatures with flannel sheets, extra blankets, or heavier pajamas. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can input your settings once and enjoy optimum energy efficiency throughout the season.

Perform Proper System Maintenance

A well-maintained heating system enjoys better energy efficiency throughout the cold-weather season. Begin by scheduling prompt furnace maintenance. A professional tune-up includes power-saving adjustments as your technician will tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and calibrate essential components.

In between tune-ups, you can enhance your efficiency further by keeping up with regular filter changes. Swap your filter for a clean one at least once every three months. Inspect the filter visually once a month and change it early if it’s visually dirty.

Provide Proper Airflow

Make sure your home has proper airflow so the heat can travel easily from one part of the home to another. Check all your vents and make sure they’re open. Closing off some of your vents will create a vacuum in parts of the house that diminish energy efficiency. Arrange your furniture so it doesn’t block airflow between rooms. This is particularly important if your vents are located on the floor. These registers should never be blocked by clutter, long drapes, furniture, or other items.

If you’re interested in improving your energy efficiency this season, contact Assurance Aire at (321) 339-0634. We can help you with seasonal maintenance, efficient heating repairs, and even new system installations. Reach out to our technicians now to learn more.

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