Are you dreading some of the rooms in your home as cold weather approaches? For your notoriously colder rooms, maintain a comfortable home this season without resorting to turning up your thermostat every chance you get. Try these low-cost solutions to save hassle, money, and energy.
Schedule a Fall/Winter Check-up
An annual fall/winter check-up is necessary to ensure that your heating equipment stays in optimal running order. You’ll also be able to enjoy the best efficiency and a longer operational life for the unit.
Replace the Air Filter
Air filters are great at preventing dirt and debris from making their way back into your home’s air. Your heating equipment’s filter should be changed as recommended by the filter manufacturer. During your fall/winter check-up and if needed, your HVAC professional will change for you.
Check for Ductwork Dampers
Does your home’s ductwork use dampers as a way to control airflow? If so, then it’s time for them to be adjusted to the proper setting to make sure everything is running correctly.
Open the Registers
You might be shocked at how often a closed register is the culprit for bad circulation of heated air. Checking to see if they’re all open could solve your problems with no cost to you whatsoever.
Make Sure the Registers Aren’t Blocked
Here’s another simple thing to check. Registers often get blocked by furniture, boxes, and various other items. If any of yours are blocked, move the offending items away from the registers to improve air flow.
If you’re looking for more advice on how to heat cold rooms or any other home comfort issues, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Jackson & Sons. We’ve been serving the heating and air needs of Eastern North Carolina and the surrounding areas since 1974.
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Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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