Are you looking for some efficient heating solutions for this winter?
We know there’s nothing better on a cold evening than snuggling under a warm blanket and enjoying a hot tea. But aren’t you forgetting something? Here are our recommendations to keep you warm and cosy this winter.
Turn your reverse cycle air conditioner on!
First of all, reverse cycle ACs should be on 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 with, rather than burning electrical power.
Also, using a reverse air conditioner will make you both energy conscious and environmental friendly due to its low intake.
Most importantly, you have the peace of mind of choosing a device that keeps you comfortable during all seasons.
Check your ducts!
Did you know that you can lose up to 20% of the heat from your home through damaged ducts?
You may not know it but heating ducts and pipes are prime areas for rodents and bugs to nest. Not only that it causes damage to your heating system but it can also create health issues for your family.
For this reason, your local technician can perform a thorough check and carefully seal or reinsulate 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.
Don’t turn the heating off!
No matter how eager you are to save money this winter, try not to turn the heat off that often!
As a matter of fact, it has been proven that doing this is 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 on the long term.
Use a programmable thermostat and a zoned system!
Another great invention in the air conditioning industry is a 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.
To sum up, these smart technologies take the lead in the energy efficiency race.
Get a professional check before you switch to cooling mode!
Last but definitely not least on your ‘to-do’ list is the routine maintenance!
If you feel like you’re simply not getting the most out of your AC system, just call in a professional. At Jaric’s, 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.
What are the best heating solutions for you?
The answer is: it depends. Based on the size of your home, the number of occupants and your lifestyle, we can determine what heating solutions suit you best.
Meanwhile, you can start using these tips and trick to enjoy a warm indoor climate all winter long.
Until next time, stay warm and start doing your AC routine!
Your friend and AC expert,