Lower Your Heating Costs With These Tips!
Winter is coming. But that doesn’t mean high heating costs have to tag along! Here are four simple things you can do to keep your heating costs down:
- Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan: During heating season, your ceiling fan should rotate clockwise. This pushes warm air down while pulling cool air up toward the ceiling, helping to make a room feel warmer. It also should be put on the lowest setting.
- Use sunlight to your advantage: Sunlight is transformed into heat. Open the blinds in rooms that receive direct sunlight during the day. This will help to naturally heat your home.
- Wear warmer clothes while you’re indoors: Even though you’re inside your home, dressing according to the weather outside will allow you to keep the thermostat at a cooler temperature. This means wearing a hoodie, long pants, socks or any attire that will keep you warm.
- Change your unit’s air filter regularly: It’s important to replace or clean your unit’s air filter at least every three months. This ensures your unit doesn’t have to work overtime to meet your comfort demands. Plus, a clean filter can trap airborne contaminants more effectively, resulting in cleaner, healthier air.
Want to take your savings even further? Timo’s offers the HVAC services Palm Springs residents need to lower their heating bills during this colder season—and for many winters to come!
Seal the Deal for a More Energy-Efficient Home
When it comes to temperature, opposites attract. Cold air seeks out warm environments and warm air wants to be where it’s cold. This means the heated air inside your home is constantly trying to escape through any cracks and crevices it can find, while the chillier outside air tries to sneak inside through doors, windows and other openings.
If you want to keep warm air in and cold air out, then you need to seal areas around windows and doors. It’s also important that you contact us to insulate your home.
Missing, inadequate or improperly installed insulation is the leading cause of air leaks, which lead to significant energy loss and result in noticeably higher energy bills. With our attic insulation service, Timo’s can help you stop warm air from seeping outside and land you a more energy-efficient (and comfortable) home.
Get With the Program—The Programmable Thermostat, That Is!
If you want to take charge of your energy bills, then you need to gain more control over your indoor climate, which is exactly what our programmable thermostats are designed to do! Built for scheduled climate control that’s tailored to your schedule and lifestyle, this high-tech device provides convenience, insight and complete control over your home’s temperature—from anywhere at anytime. That’s right! With this Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, as long as you have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet, you have the power to adjust your thermostat.
Plus, a programmable thermostat has the ability to learn your temperature preferences and your day-to-day routine, which it uses to create a comfort schedule. Then, depending on whether you’re home or away, it will automatically adjust your indoor climate to the most energy- and cost-efficient temperature. As a result, you’ll enjoy superior comfort and month-to-month utility savings—effortlessly
Timo’s pros are here to help you enjoy California’s chillier temperatures without high heating costs. With our full lineup of heating services, we’ll eliminate your comfort loss worries, too! Schedule your attic insulation, programmable thermostat installation or heating system replacement in Palm Desert today by filling out our online form or calling us at 760.475.9542 today!