Feb 3, 2012
Whether you’re enjoying the last of the warm weather or you can’t wait for cooler temperatures in Gladewater, Texas, you know the heating season is around the corner. From scheduling an HVAC tuneup to sealing your home against drafts, take advantage of four energy-efficient ways to get your home ready for fall.
Before turning on your heating system for the season, make a point of scheduling HVAC system maintenance. You definitely need an HVAC tuneup if your system hasn’t had professional maintenance in more than a year. At JD’s A/C, we’ll calibrate your heating system, check the wiring and make sure it’s ready for cool weather.
To keep your energy consumption as low as possible in the fall, make the most of your programmable thermostat. When the family is home, set the cooling temperature to 78 degrees or the heating temperature to 68 degrees. Dial back the temperature by 10 degrees when everyone is at school or work to save even more energy and money on your utility bill.
Cool drafts can force your HVAC system to work harder than it needs, resulting in poor efficiency. Before the cool weather settles, take a few minutes to check for cracks and leaks around windows, doors and your home’s thermal envelope. Weatherproofing your home and sealing air leaks doesn’t take long, but it can boost energy efficiency throughout the autumn.
If your heating system is nearing the end of its life, don’t wait for a major breakdown before replacing your system. Consider a heat pump or furnace upgrade now to make sure you’re optimizing your home’s energy efficiency through the heating season.
Get a head start on your to-do list for fall by scheduling HVAC system maintenance today. Call the HVAC pros at JD’s A/C by calling (903) 759-7483.
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