Keep your house comfortable and cozy when the outside temperatures drop by performing a few simple tasks around your Lindsay, CA home. To stay warm this winter, change your air filter, take advantage of your blinds and drapes, seal air leaks, and install a smart thermostat.

Change Your Air Filter

A dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into your heating system. This makes it harder for your heater to warm your home. If your heater is operating with a clogged filter, changing it should provide instant improvement. To prevent this from becoming an issue in the first place, check your filter often and change it every one to three months.

Take Advantage of Your Blinds and Drapes

Open your blinds and drapes to allow sunlight in and warm your home naturally. At night, close them to help keep warm air inside. To really give your home a boost, you can invest in thermal curtains.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks allow warm air to escape and cool air to enter. This forces your heater to work harder than it should to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Do a quick energy audit by checking doors, windows, and electrical outlets. Caulk around windows and place weather stripping around door frames to seal air leaks. Install outlet insulation pads to prevent warm air from escaping through your outlet boxes.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats make it easy to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while helping to reduce energy usage. They allow you to schedule temperature changes throughout the day so that your heater runs more often when you’re at home and less when you’re away. Using the corresponding app, you can adjust the temperature while you’re away from home so that your house is warm and cozy the minute you walk inside.

If you need help staying warm this winter, give the HVAC professionals at ZONE Heating and Air, Inc a call at 559-306-6433. We’d love to help.

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