As summer in Frankford, Delaware, starts winding down, it’s important to prepare your home for fall. In addition to putting away outdoor furniture, draining your pool, and taking out your window screens, you should also consider improving the heating efficiency of your home. Use the following tips to keep your home warm and cozy during the chilly fall season without breaking the bank.

Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s air filter is what eliminates much of the dust, debris, and other pollutants in the air you breathe. Over time, the filter gets dirty, meaning your system has to work harder to push air through. This puts more wear and tear on the system and raises your monthly utility bill. Change your air filter on a regular basis to keep your family and your HVAC system happy and healthy.

Seal Air Leaks

If your home isn’t airtight, you could be losing ample valuable heat. Perform a thorough inspection to see if you spot any leaks or gaps around windows or doors. Seal these areas with caulking or weatherstripping to prevent cool drafts from taking over.

Change the Spin on Your Ceiling Fan

During the summer, you want your ceiling fans to run in a counterclockwise direction, as this pushes air down to help cool things off. However, when fall hits, you’ll need to switch the fan to run in a clockwise direction. With this method, warm air is pulled up and circulates through the room for more consistent heating.

Use the Sun

The sun is our biggest energy source, so why not use it? Open your curtains when the sun is shining on a particular window to let your home absorb some of this natural heat.

One final tip to consider is to let the professionals at Custom Mechanical tune up your HVAC system. Our team has years of experience in diagnosing and repairing HVAC system issues, so we can make sure you’ll have plenty of heat all winter long. Ready to schedule your appointment? Call us today at 877-696-0808.

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