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How to Stay Comfortable When the Iceman Comes A-Knocking

Stay Comfortable

You can make your Spring Lake, North Carolina, home more comfortable and save energy when the weather gets chilly with some easy changes. You can also lower your utility bills, help the environment, and extend your heater’s life. Stay comfortable by using ceiling fans, repairing leaks, and maintaining your HVAC system.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can help you to save energy in winter as well as summer. When you start using your heater, your ceiling fans can also help to circulate the warm air. Change the rotation so that the blades turn in a clockwise direction. If the fan spins in an anti-clockwise direction, you will notice cooler air instead. The clockwise rotation distributes warm air without creating a breeze, making the room more comfortable.

Repair Leaks

Once per year and after severe storms, check for leaks in your insulation or the exterior of your home that could waste energy or cause uncomfortable drafts. Many types of insulation settle and lose their effectiveness over time. Leaks can let pests, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants into your home and cause water damage and mold growth as well. You should also check your insulation if your roof leaked recently or if your home has a stale smell that could be caused by mold.

Maintain Your HVAC System

You should have your heater serviced by a professional at least once per year to prevent costly, inconvenient, uncomfortable breakdowns. To keep your system working properly, you should also check your air filter once per month and replace it as soon as it gets dirty. Try not to go more than three months without cleaning or replacing your filter. Dirty filters waste energy and lower your indoor air quality.

Bass Air Conditioning Company is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with over 60 years of experience in the HVAC industry. We can install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating and cooling equipment to help you stay comfortable in cold weather. Call us today at (910) 672-8885 for expert service.

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