Winter temperatures have finally struck, Chesapeake, VA and it is not going to get any warmer real soon. Temperatures are guaranteed to go nowhere but down as the weeks progress.
Of course, this makes now as good a time as any to get some advice on keeping your home nice and warm for the rest of the winter.
Remove clutter: Boxes, storage units and clutter near the furnace can obstruct air flow, preventing your system from working as efficiently as possible.
This isn't just a money-saving issue, it's also a safety point. Be very cagey about what you put near a heat source.
Have HVAC equipment serviced: An annual service inspection of your home's heating system by a certified technician will ensure that equipment is in good condition and operating at peak performance.
Change that air filter: Change your filter monthly or as instructed by the manufacturer.
Add a humidifier: Moist air feels warmer than dry air. A humidifier could allow you to keep your thermostat at a lower setting without compromising comfort.
Install a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat automatically adjusts your home's temperature to provide the most comfort when your home is occupied.
For more information, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.
Original article-Edmonton Journal