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Energy Saving Tips for Fall and Winter in Hickory, NC

Fall has officially arrived in the Catawba Valley, and that means colder weather is on it’s way. If you’ve been reading our blog, then you’re practically a pro at saving energy during spring and summer! However, fall and winter require different tactics to lower your energy bills. Read on for Canella Heating & Air Conditioning’s five energy saving tips for fall and winter.

Ceiling fan direction

Ceiling fans aren’t just for keeping your home cool during the summer. Set your ceiling fan to “reverse” so it runs clockwise during fall and winter. This will circulate warm air around the room so it feels warmer, allowing you to turn down the thermostat. But make sure to turn off the fan when you leave the room!

Open shutters and blinds in Conover, NC

Why crank the heat when natural sunlight can heat your home for you? Open the blinds and shutters on your windows to let more light in during the day. Sunlight can raise the temperature of your home several degrees.

Insulation and weather stripping

Cracks and gaps on the exterior of your home can leak precious heat and run up your energy bill. Have all doorways and window frames properly sealed and weather stripped to keep all your hard-earned money indoors.

Programmable thermostat from Canella Heating & Air Conditioning

Use a programmable thermostat to lower your home’s temperature during the day, then automatically raise it before you get home. Your home will be warm when you need it, and you’ll save money when you’re away.

Lower home temperature

Once you’ve mastered these energy saving tips, you’re ready for the final, most simple step: Lower your thermostat! Now that your home is more energy-efficient and keeps you warm naturally, you can turn down the heat from your furnace or heat pump. Your wallet will thank you!

Call or click Canella today to ask about a programmable thermostat for your home!

(828) 303-2375

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