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How to Help Your Heater this Winter

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We all want to keep our home as warm as possible while cutting back on heating bills, right? As the temperatures start to dip, you should take the time to consider what you can do to make this a reality. It’s actually quite simple. This is especially true when you have our professionals around to help you with all the tips and tricks you need to know. 

Our experts understand HVAC in San Antonio, TX. If you’d like to learn how to improve your home’s heating system, then we’re prepared to help you out with a quick crash course today. Here are a few things you should try out this winter.

Helpful Tips to Heat You Up

Here are a few tips you can try to heat your home up.

Understand the Power of Rugs, Throws, and Outerwear

We’re not saying that you need to sit around at home with a puffer jacket on, but we are saying that it’s always a great idea to dress warm, even at home. You can make this happen even with a pair of sweats, a long sleeve shirt, and a pair of socks. We always recommend going a little further if you’re one of those people who naturally run a little cooler. Arming your home with some throw blankets and a couple of decorative rugs always helps as well. 

Let the Sun In

Use the sun to your advantage. All you need to do is open up your blinds and curtains during the height of the day. The natural light might not seem like it’s doing much, but it’s actually going to help you heat up your home by a few degrees. 

Schedule a Maintenance Appointment

One of the best things you can do for your home is to schedule a maintenance appointment. Maintenance appointments allow one of our professionals to tune up your system in time for everything ahead. Think of this as a pep talk, a great study guide, and a good breakfast for the day of an exam. It’s the best way to set your system up for success and we suggest that you take the opportunity to do so!

Get Your Ceiling Fan In On the Action

Reverse the flow of your home’s ceiling fan to get it to help your heating services. Your ceiling fan has a switch at its base that allows you to reverse the flow of the fan blades. When they’re spinning backward, they can help push the warm air that naturally collects at the ceiling to your living area to warm you.

Clear a Pathway for Your Vents

Make sure that your home’s vents are clear and ready to run for the foreseeable future. Sometimes, we move furniture around in the milder seasons like fall. You’re using your heater a lot less during this time and it’s easy to overlook problems when you reach this time of year. Make sure you clear a pathway for your vents. If you moved any larger piece of furniture in front of your vents during this time, now is the time to move it back.

Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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