Winters can be very cold and windy. When the temperatures start dropping, you’ll likely turn up the heating to stay comfortable. The change in seasons is an excellent time to check in with your home’s electrical system to conserve energy and save money. Read on for more tips from a residential electrical service in Elkridge on ways to winterize your home.
Tips to Winterize Your Electrical System
Do you want to make your home’s heating system more efficient to save money? Below are some tips.
Replace the HVAC filters. HVAC filters can improve your home’s indoor air quality by filtering dust, smoke, pet dander, pollen, allergens, bacteria, dust mites, viruses and mold. How often to change the filters depend on the size of your home and the type of filter used. However, check it once a month, especially when you turn on the heating for the first time. Clean filters can help improve airflow so your heating system will not have to work hard to keep you warm. This will help you save you more money on your utility bills.
Turn the ceiling fan counterclockwise. Ceiling fans can assist your heating system and help you conserve energy. Turn it counterclockwise and at a low speed so that it draws the cool air up and forces the warmer air down. When the warm air in the ceiling is redistributed, it can make your living space feel warmer.
Switch to a smart thermostat. Are you planning to be away for the weekend? Installing a smart thermostat lets you control your home’s temperature remotely using your smartphone. Some models also have additional features including the ability to track and analyze energy usage to help you save more money.
Seal all cracks. To keep cold air outside and ensure heated air stays inside your home, make sure to caulk all cracks. Check your windows, doors, roof, attic and crawlspace. Seal them up to conserve energy.
Schedule an inspection. Hiring a licensed technician for an inspection ensures your electrical system is in top shape and safe. You should do this at least once during the winter and summer, for your family’s safety.
Looking for a Residential Electrical Service in Elkridge?
Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling is a reliable and trustworthy electrical company serving all residents in Elkridge. We can help with repairs, installations, maintenance and upgrades. If you’re looking for a residential electrical service, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an estimate or to learn more about our services.