As cold weather approaches the Deerfield, Illinois, area, homeowners are turning their thermostats up at night for the season. But remember, you’ll use less energy through the winter months when you set the thermostat down a few degrees. Here are three tips to help you sleep well during the cold winter nights while saving energy and money:
Maintain Your Heating System
Prepare your heating system for the challenges of cold weather months with professional maintenance early in the season. The best time to schedule HVAC maintenance is in the fall before you turn on your furnace for the winter.
Use Other Sources to Stay Warm
Stay warm and cozy with different bedding. Use flannel sheets and an added blanket. Wear heavier pajamas that offer more coverage. Try a hot water bottle at your feet if you struggle with chilly toes. These strategies will help you stay comfortable, even as you turn down the thermostat.
Take Full Advantage of Air Flow
Make sure your home has proper air flow so the warm air that moves through your vents has no trouble reaching you. Winter is the ideal time to rearrange your room so that your bed is directly under an air vent. Keep the flow of air in mind throughout the house, and make sure that all of your vents are open and unobstructed for even, energy-efficient heating throughout the season.
If your heating system needs a little extra help to deliver peak performance this season, give Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 847-272-5836. We can help with all your furnace repair, maintenance and installation needs, ensuring your winter is as comfy as possible without costing you your monthly budget.
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