What are the most efficient heating solutions for this winter?
5 great tips from Jaric’s home electrical experts
We’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing better on a cold evening than snuggling under a warm blanket and enjoying a hot cup of tea. But that’s not the be-all and end-all of heating your home this winter! Here are our recommendations to keep you warm and cosy wherever you are in South East Queensland.
1) Turn your reverse cycle air conditioner on
First of all, installing a reverse cycle air conditioner should be at the top of your to-do list as the cold season settles in. Unlike an electric heater, they take free heat from the air to warm a room, rather than burning electrical power.
What’s more, using a reverse air conditioner is an energy efficient and environmental friendly way to heat your home thanks to its low intake.
Most importantly, you’ll have the peace-of-mind of choosing a device that keeps you comfortable during all seasons.
2) Check your heating ducts
Did you know that you can lose up to 20% of the heat from your home through damaged ducts?
You may not realise it, but heating ducts and pipes are prime areas for rodents and bugs to nest in. Not only that, it causes damage to your heating system and can also create health issues for you and your family.
For this reason, it’s a great idea to have your local Jaric technician perform a thorough check and carefully seal or re-insulate them if necessary. Ideally, you should get your ducts inspected at least once per year, to make sure they are in top condition for the upcoming winter.
3) Don’t turn the heating off
It may seem counter-intuitive, but no matter how eager you are to save money this winter, try not to turn the heat off too often!
As a matter of fact, it has been proven that doing this is actually less efficient than maintaining a steady temperature. Why? Because turning your heating off drops the home temperature to the same (or lower) temperature as outside. Therefore, it will take more time, more energy, and more money to heat up your home again.
Instead, turn your temperature down a little during the night and when you go out. This will keep you comfortable and save you money in the long term.
4) Use a programmable thermostat and a zoned system
Another great invention in the air conditioning industry is the smart, programmable thermostat. Choosing a smart thermostat over a classical one is one of the most remarkable heating solutions; and an effective way to maintain a warm and cosy temperature in your home during winter. For instance, you can set a lower temperature while you’re at work and a higher one when you’re home.
You can also use it in combination with a zoning system, which allows you to set different temperatures for each room. With the help of smart zoning systems, you can monitor and control different areas of your home with the touch of a button.
It’s little wonder these smart technologies are taking the lead in the energy efficiency race.
5) Get a professional check before you switch to heating mode
Last but definitely not least on your ‘to-do’ list is routine maintenance!
If you feel like you’re simply not getting the most out of your air con system, it makes sense to call in a professional. At Jaric Electrical, our experienced technicians can successfully perform the job from A to Z. From looking for any leaks or breaks, measuring airflow, to checking motors, we will make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible.
Find out the very best heating solutions for your home
The experienced Jaric Electrical team can help you determine what heating solutions suit you best, based on the size of your home, the number of occupants, and your lifestyle.
Meanwhile, you can start using these tips and trick to enjoy a warm indoor climate all winter long!