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How to Improve Heating Efficiency This Winter

Heating your Pine Bluff, AR, home can be expensive if you don’t watch for factors that impact heating efficiency. You can save money and energy with a few simple tasks. Improve heating efficiency this winter by adding insulation, using a humidifier and maintaining your HVAC system.

Adding Insulation

Insulation becomes less effective as it settles and breaks down over time. Pests or biological growth can also damage the material. Contact a professional if you’re not sure if you need to replace or upgrade your insulation. Many people don’t realize the importance of this material for heating efficiency. Insulation reduces or prevents heat transfer. Without it, you can lose heat to the attic or outdoors. As a result, your furnace has to work harder to heat your home, which in turn increases energy use.

Using a Humidifier

The humidity is usually lower in winter, and your heater can make the air inside your home even drier. You and your family members could experience symptoms like nosebleeds, dry eyes, chapped lips, and dry skin. Your wood floors and furniture could also develop cracks. The low moisture level also causes the heating system to use more energy to maintain a comfortable environment.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

For optimal airflow, change your HVAC system’s air filter every one to three months. Keep vegetation and other debris away from your outdoor HVAC unit to optimize airflow and prevent damage to internal components. Contact our service techs for annual furnace or heat pump maintenance. By implementing preventive measures, you can tackle minor issues before they cause major problems or inconvenient breakdowns.

Pine Bluff Heating & Air is a Trane Comfort Specialist. Our service techs have the skills to tackle your heating challenges. It’s not too late to get a tuneup. We’re also here for any heating repairs you might need. We’ll help you keep your heating system running efficiently so that you save money this winter. Call us anytime for reliable and friendly heater service.

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