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5 Practical Ways to Go Green With Your HVAC This Winter

5 Practical Ways to Go Green With Your HVAC This Winter

It’s winter—don’t you think it’s time to go green? Heating your Glenpool, OK home with an inefficient heater can be a major energy and money drain. While investing in a new system can help you save energy, there are secrets to staying warm during the winter that reduce your ecological footprint at the same time.

Go green with these simple tips from Quality Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

No Electricity? Heat Your Home With a Candle!

A simple way to heat your home without using electricity is to light your candles. The warmth that candles disperse while burning can be enough to provide heat and keep you warm during the cold winter days. With this, you’ll need candles all over your house. Be sure the candles won’t cause a fire.

Spin the Ceiling Fan Clockwise

In the cold months, you want the ceiling fan to pull the air up.  This only means that you have to reverse the fan to keep the warm air circulating in the entire house. After all, it won’t hurt your energy bill if you switch the direction the fans spin. Try it now, and see the difference!

Make Sure Your Home is Well Insulated

Without proper insulation, your HVAC system tends to use more energy as it has to work longer to cool your home. It can quickly overwork your heating unit while maintaining comfortable temperatures. Improving your home’s insulation maximizes the use of natural resources and saves energy as well.

Get a Smart Thermostat

You don’t want your heater to work too hard—and installing a smart thermostat can keep your system from overworking. Smart thermostats efficiently heat your home by learning your daily habits and schedule. They give you control over your comfort while using less energy in the process.

Use Natural Lighting to Warm Up Your Home

If you have west facing windows, you should know how hot your room can get in the afternoon. You can use this to your advantage in the winter to warm up your home. Just make sure you’re using the shades, blinds, and curtains effectively to let the heat in as much as possible.

Think how much you can save by taking these tips into account! You should start winterizing your home and preparing your HVAC system for the coldest time of the year.

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