Winter is here in full force this year, so it is always a good idea to make sure you are prepared for it. Of course, the climate is not as bone-chillingly cold as in other parts of the world, but our winters are still quite chilly, and you are going to need a fully functioning HVAC system to keep warm. At Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, TX, our team of experienced HVAC technicians understands how important it can be to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your heating system is in the best possible condition during the harsh days of winter. 

Having a great heating system means a lot of things – reliability, functionality, and efficiency. You want a heater that works as efficiently as possible to make sure that your energy costs aren’t going through the roof while keeping you warm. There is never a good reason for you to be overpaying for comfort! The good news is there are a few simple steps you can take to make your heater more efficient and save money on electricity costs during the season.

Start With Your Thermostat

Your HVAC system thermostat probably seems like a very small component, but there is a lot of power packed into this little device. It might not seem like much, but it is the “brain” of your heating and cooling system. This is a component where you can communicate with your air conditioning system and upgrading to the most basic digital thermostat, or better yet, to a programmable or intelligent thermostat can make a dramatic change that will help you achieve more efficient comfort.

Smart thermostats are an incredible piece of technology, and some even can learn what you like. Smart thermostats record your preferred temperature and maximum time for heating and cooling. Over time, this thermostat can even emphasize energy savings. Smart Thermostats are an inexpensive way to improve heating efficiency in your home.

Take Advantage of Your Ceiling Fans

This might seem like a strange tip to share during the coldest months of the year, but we have a point. Yes, in the summer, use your ceiling fan in combination with your air conditioner. You might have noticed that this distributes cold air more efficiently and you can even lower the temperature a few degrees, saving money. 

The reality is though, the same principle can be applied to your heater just by switching the spin of the fan blades. There is typically a switch near the center of the fan, usually above the blade. One-click on this switch and you have more efficient heat! Remember that when the weather gets warmer, you have to make the change again.

Have Your System Checked by an Expert

When was the last time you serviced your heating system? If you can’t remember it, it’s time to arrange services with our team. Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure you get the most from your heater. If you maintain your heating system adequately, you will always get high-quality performance in your system. This decreases your heating costs, increases your comfort, and the air you breathe at home is much healthier.

Reach Out to Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, Texas

If you’re worried about the performance of your furnace this winter, or if you just want to be certain that everything is being done the right way to maximize your heating efficiency, then the best place to start is with our team. By having a trained professional look over your system and make any recommendations on ways to improve efficiency, you can avoid time spent guessing about which method will work best for you. Best of all, any potential problems or concerns can be spotted quickly so that they won’t become a serious emergency later. To find out more about our services, or to schedule your own maintenance visit, be sure to contact our team right away!