According to The Weather Channel, the winter of 2016-17 will rank as one of the warmest on record in many parts of the United States. While residents in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and the surrounding communities have experienced warmer than average temperatures throughout this winter, it isn’t over yet. Here’s how to stay warm and spend less while you patiently wait for the spring to usher in the beautiful weather – and warmer temperatures.
Use the Ceiling Fans in Your Home
If you haven’t already been using this trick, now’s a good time to start. When the temperature outside is cold and you’re still operating your heating system, turn on your ceiling fans and ensure they’re running in a clockwise direction. As warm air naturally rises toward the ceiling, the fans will redistribute it.
Springtime tip: During the spring and summer, adjust the ceiling fans so they rotate in a counterclockwise direction.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
There’s no bad time to upgrade your HVAC system, and there’s no better way to do it than to invest in a programmable thermostat. By regulating the temperature inside your home, whether during the winter or the summer, a programmable thermostat reduces your energy consumption and saves you money on your utility bills.
Here’s how a programmable thermostat helps homeowners.
- Ensures a consistent temperature day and night
- Eliminates the need to constantly adjust the thermostat
- Improves your home’s overall efficiency
- Lessens your HVAC system’s workload and extends its life
- Maximizes zoned heating and cooling within the home
Schedule a Professional Energy Audit
If saving money is your number-one priority, then scheduling a professional audit is the best way to ensure you don’t blow your dollars out the window. After your audit, you should also invest in professional HVAC maintenance to make sure your system is operating at peak efficiency.
For more information about how routine maintenance helps homeowners save, or if you’re ready to schedule an HVAC tuneup before the spring, read on about the benefits of our maintenance plans or contact us at (843) 548-4304.