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Chilly winter weather can cause uncomfortable drafts in your Cartersville, Georgia, home. It can also cause your energy bills to spike, interrupt your sleep and increase wear on your HVAC system. You can keep your family comfortable this winter with these three tips:

Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable or connected thermostat can adjust your heater automatically when you leave your home or go to bed. They can learn your habits over time. And they can automatically make changes to the temperature of your home based on predicted activity and historical behavior.

You can also direct the thermostat to return your home to the desired temperature before you return or wake up. As a result, you’ll prevent wasting energy. You can control many of today’s programmable thermostats through an app on your smartphone or from a computer.

Upgrade Your Insulation

Leaky or inadequate insulation can waste energy or make some rooms feel colder than others. Dirt, pests or other contaminants could come into your home through these leaks, affecting your health and comfort. To prevent these problems, add weatherstripping to the bottoms of doors and windows. Use caulk on electrical outlets and light switches, and have an HVAC expert check the insulation in your attic or basement.

Maintain Your Heating System

You should have your heating system thoroughly inspected by a professional at least once a year. During this inspection, the service technician will be able to identify any worn or damaged parts. If they spot any developing problems, they’ll be able to repair them right away. As a result, you’ll prevent major breakdowns and high repairs costs. You should also remember to change your heater’s filter every 30 to 90 days.

Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving the community since 1960. We have the experience you need to ensure your heating system is operating smoothly this winter. To schedule your next routine HVAC system inspection, call us at (770) 382-1221.

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