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Tips for More Efficient Heating This Winter

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cold-coupleWhen winter hits Connecticut, it can hit pretty hard—then it continues to hold the area in its icy grasp for the next few months. If you want to make it through this trying time of the year in New England comfortably,  then you are going to need to have a great heating system installed in your home. When the time comes to schedule any heating services in West Hartford, CT,  you definitely want to schedule them with our team.

After all,  even a great heater won't produce great results if it is properly installed and serviced. But just because your heater is generating heat does not mean that it is doing so at peak efficiency levels. There are a lot of reasons why you may run into high heating costs this winter, but there is also some good news.  We have some tips that can help you to enjoy a more efficient and affordable heating experience. Read on, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

Keep Those Fans Spinning!

If you think that your ceiling fans are only for use in the summer season, think again! These fans are every bit as helpful in the winter, provided that you adjust them to their winter settings. You can do that on just about any fan by finding the switch on the fixture itself, and moving it to the opposite position.

What this does is reverse the direction in which the fan rotates. What that does is help the fan to better distribute heated air throughout the house. Heat rises, as you probably remember from childhood science classes, and that can be a problem with forced air heaters. Using a ceiling fan to force heated air back down to the living space helps you to feel more comfortable while also cutting back on your reliance on your heater.

Seal It All Up!

If you have leaks in your ductwork or in the thermal envelope of your home itself, then you are going to have trouble keeping heat inside where it belongs. Heat naturally seeks balance,  which causes it to move to areas that are cooler. This means the outdoors, in the winter, which means that the heat you pay for in your home can go, quite literally, out the window!

Services like duct sealing and air sealing help to prevent heat from getting out of your house, or from leaking out of ducts as they pass through unconditioned areas of the house. Give us a call if you suspect that your ducts are leaking, as we do offer professional duct sealing services.

Schedule Maintenance!

Did you see this one coming? If not, you must not be a regular reader of our blog. Routine maintenance is, without a doubt, the single most effective step that you can take in your quest for keeping your heater efficient. Don't overlook how important this vital service is.

Your heater is not only going to suffer in terms of efficiency, but also in overall quality and heating ouput, if you don't have it routinely maintained. Schedule your annual tune-ups with us, and know that your system is in great working order.

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