The arrival of winter and near-freezing temperatures usually comes with higher energy bills in Greer, South Carolina. However, there are several ways to help keep your home warm and comfortable throughout the winter without having to bump up the temperature on your thermostat. Keep reading to learn about three energy-saving tips to stay warm this winter and lower your utility costs.

Use Your Thermostat Wisely

You can save on heating energy this winter by letting your programmable or smart thermostat do its job. With a programmable thermostat, set your desired daily temperatures and leave it be. If you have a smart thermostat, it will adjust to your preferred winter heating schedule. Let your thermostat do its job, and reap the energy-saving benefits.

Be Conscious of Air Loss

While you may have already sealed up any areas of air loss around your windows and doors, don’t forget about air loss through your fireplace. After each use of the fireplace, close the damper in the chimney. Leaving the damper open is the equivalent of leaving a window open, and it will force your furnace to work overtime to compensate. Remembering to close the damper will keep your house warm and your energy bills lower.

Reverse the Ceiling Fan Direction

A simple way to improve furnace efficiency is by reversing the direction of your ceiling fans. Changing the fan to spin clockwise pulls the cooler air up and pushes the warmer air out and down. Take advantage of your ceiling fans to keep the rooms in your home warmer, improve furnace efficiency, and save on energy bills.

Implementing these energy-saving tips will improve furnace efficiency and lower utility costs. However, if you do experience any issues with your furnace during the winter, call George M. Hill & Sons, Inc. today at 864-991-3167. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, we will promptly diagnose the issue and make any necessary repairs, so you can stay warm this winter.

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