While being in the middle of a Texas summer heatwave may not have you thinking a lot about heating your home in the winter, it is never too early to start thinking about the change in season. While Texas winters are still relatively mild, they can get chilly, and you want to make sure that your home is ready for the change. The more efficient your home’s heating system is, the more comfortable your home will stay and the lower your energy bill will be.
Here are a few easy and practical tips to keep in mind, especially before the seasons start to change.
- Have Your Doors and Windows Weather-Proofed you must go through and check all of the doors and windows in the home to make sure that the seals are intact and working. If the seals or weatherproofing around the doors and windows are ripped, torn, or missing—then it is time to get them repaired. Otherwise, that warm weather you use to heat the home can easily escape.
- Keep the Windows Open
During those cooler days, open up the shades and blinds and keep your windows open. This will invite the sun to come in and warm up your space naturally without using any resources or causing that energy bill to rise.
- Check the Attic and Basement
Make sure you double-check the attic and basement, especially if you don’t spend a lot of time in these areas. Make sure that all of the windows, doors and openings in these areas are sealed and closed. You should also make sure that the main attic door is tight so that air isn’t escaping from the access point.
- Open Up the Registers
As soon as it starts to get cold and before you ever turn the heat on, make sure that all of the vents in your home are completely open and ready to start pushing through warm air in your home in an even and efficient manner.
- Open Up Your Bedroom Doors
If you close up your bedroom doors, particularly on the ones on the second floor of your home, it can result in cold rooms. If you keep all of the doors open in the home, then it can help circulate air and balance out your home for more efficient heating.
If you have questions about your HVAC system, or how to boost your heating efficiency before winter, contact the experts here at Texas Pride Heating & Air. We are the Dallas/Ft. Worth area experts on all things related to your HVAC system. If you feel as though your system isn’t as efficient as possible while heating your home, make sure to contact us today to keep your home as comfortable as possible all winter long.