The first day of fall is September 23! Here’s how to make sure your home and furnace smoothly transition from the cooling to the heating season.
1. If you have a ceiling fan, make sure the blades are rotating clockwise and blowing upward toward the ceiling. This will force the warm air that naturally rises to the ceiling back down into the room.
2. Wrap insulation around any exposed hot water pipes in chilly parts of your home–like the basement, for example. This will help to preserve more hot water as well as reduce your fall and winter energy bills.
3. Keep an eye on your thermostat since the weather can be so unpredictable. Consider purchasing a programmable thermostat from Kelley Brothers and put your furnace on a fall schedule. Lower the heat when you’re away at work or when you’re sleeping at night to save money and energy. Remember, it takes less energy to warm a cool home than it does to maintain a warm temperature all day long.
4. Inspect your home’s heating ducts for leaks.
5. Make sure all your heating vents are open and unobstructed for consistent airflow and warmth.
6. Install a humidifier to keep your home comfortable at lower temperatures.
7. Consider comfort zoning. Zoning temperature control is the ideal way to maintain different temperature levels throughout multiple areas of your home at the same time. Zoning systems installed by Kelley Brothers deliver air to each zone while enhancing energy efficiency by as much as 30 percent when paired with properly matched heating and cooling products.