Winter is just around the corner in South Venice, FL, which means you’re looking for ways to save on heating costs. Here are five ways to get the most from your heating system this winter:

Clean or Replace Air Filters

When a heating system has air filters, it’s best to either clean or replace them once a month. Air filters trap pollen, dust and other particulates that negatively impact indoor air quality and your health. Also, dirty or clogged air filters block airflow and heat to the rest of your home.

Open the Curtains

On sunny days, open the curtains in your home to let the sunshine in and heat your home for free. Before the sun goes down, shut the curtains to trap the heat inside. The curtains act as another layer of insulation for your home.

Upgrade Your Insulation

Your home loses 25% of its heat through the roof. Make sure your home has the proper insulation to keep it warm when it’s cooler outside.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat keeps your home at the preset temperature of your choosing. You spend less time manually changing the temperature, and it increases the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. If you have an automated system, you can even access your thermostat when you’re not home.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Since heat rises, one way to optimize your heating system is to reverse your ceiling fan and run it on the lowest setting. This redirects warm air from the ceiling and pushes it around the room. The low setting moves heat around without worrying about creating a cooling breeze that counteracts your efforts to warm your home.

When you get the most out of your heating system, it’s a good idea to protect your investment. Contact Executive Cooling and Heating today and ask about our maintenance plans for your heating and cooling system.

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