mm, Author at Snodgrass HVAC
Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from flying out. Do not burn paper in your fireplace. Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home. Put ashes in a metal container with a lid outside and at least three feet from your house.
Turn ceiling fans on slow in reverse during the winter months. This will circulate the warm air that rises to the ceiling without creating drafts. Also winter is a good time to let the sun in. Open blinds and drapes during the day to take advantage of natural solar heating. At night, close drapes and blinds to hold in the heat.
As all Floridians know, it’s not the heat that’s unbearable, it is the humidity. Humid air will make your home feel warmer, causing you to waste money on air conditioning. Even worse, humidity can cause dangerous mold to form in your house. Install an air conditioning unit with built in humidity control to keep your home comfortable and safe all year round.
Cool air created by your air conditioning system is dispersed through the air vents. But if the air vents aren’t open all the way; air won’t be able to properly flow. As a result, you may notice your home isn’t as comfortable as you’d like it to be, and your energy bills are higher thanks to your system using more energy.
Speaking of air vents, this goes hand-in-hand with our first tip. If there is too much build-up of dust and other debris, air won’t be able to properly flow. Get in the habit of routinely checking the air vents for build-up and cleaning them if necessary.