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5 Efficiency Tips for Heating Your Home in Fall

by VitalStorm Content on November 8, 2018

The leaves are starting to glow crimson and gold, which means cold air is settling in Mountlake Terrace, Washington for the next several months. Heating your home is essential for fall and winter in this area, but it can feel pretty expensive when you look at your utility bill each month.

At Blue Flame, we want to help our customers stay comfortable and save money this chilly season. Here are five efficiency tips for heating your home in fall.

1. Change your filter.

Your air filter removes dust, pollen, and bacteria from the air so that it doesn’t end up in your lungs. But if those particles build up in your filter for too long, it can start to affect your airflow and the efficiency of your heating system. We recommend replacing your air filter at least once every 90 days, or even more frequently in homes with lots of pet hair or inhabitants with allergies and asthma. If it has been a long time since you last changed your filter, make sure to do so before you turn on your heater. (Here are some tips to help you remember to change your filter.)

2. Seal up cracks around the house.

Cracks around your windows, doors, electrical outlets, cabinets, recessed lights, chimney, and anywhere else warm air can escape are the biggest culprits for driving up the cost of heating your home. Find and seal these leaks and you can drastically improve your heating efficiency in preparation for the winter months.

3. Use the sunlight.

Before winter hits us full blast, you can heat some parts of your home naturally with sunlight from the windows. Open the curtains to let in warm sunlight during the day, and close the curtains to help block out the chill at night.

4. Adjust your thermostat.

One of the most effective ways to lower your utility bill for heating your home is to remember to adjust your thermostat when you are not at home. If you lower the temperate of your home while you are out of the house, you won’t waste money on heating the empty space. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat, this is even easier to do. Just set your thermostat to change the temperature each day based on the hours you and your family will be home.

5. Maintain your heating system.

We can’t stress enough the importance of a fall tune-up for your heating system. Fall HVAC maintenance ensures that your unit will be working as efficiently as possible going into the winter season. This not only lowers your utility costs, it also helps to prevent the likelihood of costly repairs this winter.

We hope you save money this season with these efficiency tips for heating your home in fall.

If you still need to schedule fall HVAC maintenance, give us a call. Our team of NATE-certified HVAC technicians is fully equipped to serve you.

At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.