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How to Achieve Efficient Heating

The winter season in Savannah, GA is a short one—only a fraction of the long summer—but it still counts as “winter” when the temperatures drop down into the 40s. You need a heater in your home that can give you effective warmth to get you over to the safer days of May.

Getting effective heating is also about getting efficient heating: heat that keeps you warm without draining too much energy. Because heating in Savannah, GA isn’t given as much priority as cooling, people tend to fall into poor habits that cost them on their bills and in their comfort. Here are some tips to help you get out of those habits.

AAction Air wants you to have as pleasant a winter as you do summer. Call us if you need help keeping the cold months cozy and economical.

Set your thermostat to 68°: You don’t need to set the temperature in the house to feel like a summer day in Savannah to feel comfortable. Most people will find that 68°F during the day is a perfect temperature—and they can always add an extra layer of clothes if it feels a bit chilly. During sleeping hours, the thermostat can go lower. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that making such reductions in temperature for at least 8 hours a day can lower annual energy bills by at least 18%.

Upgrade to a programmable thermostat: Speaking of thermostats, if you haven’t yet gotten a state-of-the-art programmable thermostat (or even a basic digital one), now is the time to make the investment. Digital and programmable models give you a level of precision control you don’t have with older models; you can heat your home better and save money at the same time.

Schedule regular maintenance: An efficient heater is one where all the components work at peak levels. The best way to ensure this is to have a professional give your heating system a yearly tune-up, preferably in the fall before your system starts doing its heaviest work. A maintenance technician will tighten loose connections, clean the unit, check for leaks, and replace worn parts. You’ll also get an inspection to see that your heater is efficiently using energy and returning sufficient heat to warm your whole home.

The NATE-certified experts at AAction Air install and repair a variety of heating systems, so we are ready to offer you the help you need for heating a Savannah, GA home. Our maintenance program will get your heater ready for effective comfort all during the winter.

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