Use Supplemental Heat Sources
If you have an electric fireplace or a personal space heater, using that to help heat the room you're in could help you lower the costs of using the furnace this year. As the price of gas climbs, the cost of using an electric source of heat can be more beneficial. Just be sure to keep flammable items away from the heat source to prevent a fire. Also, be sure to install a carbon monoxide alarm so you stay healthy and safe.
Additional mini tip: Burning candles can also help raise the temperature of a room in an emergency situation due to the ambient heat from the flame. Just be careful where you place it and don't forget to blow it out when you won't be able to supervise it for an extended amount of time.
Regular preventative maintenance can not only increase efficiency and lifespan, it also helps you discover and repair things before they lead to bigger problems, more expensive repairs, and potential outages. If you have not had your furnace serviced yet this year, we have HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks ready to help!
When you are at work or on vacation, or other times when you don’t need to keep the house so warm, lowering the thermostat can add up to significant savings. We recommend having a programmable thermostat installed. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your temperatures to adjust automatically for when you are typically home or away. Properly used, you could save up to 12% in costs over the course of a year!
Keep Your Air Filter Clean
Air filters should be changed according to their type and amount of use, but on average filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days. Check your air filter every month to make sure it hasn't accumulated too much dust and debris. Having a clean air filter is crucial to maintaining good indoor air quality. It's also crucial for your HVAC system's efficiency. If your system is trying to pull air through a clogged or dirty filter, then it could be working harder than it needs to and costing you more money.
Royal Heating & Air is here to serve you through every season. Whether you need to schedule a maintenance check or need to upgrade your whole system, we have the years of expertise and customer service to help you with great quality and timeliness. Check out our website and give us a call to learn more about how we can help you! 573-480-4313