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How to Heat Your Home Efficiently

In Tacoma, heating units like furnaces and heat pumps form a potent line of defense against our wet and chilly winter nights. Nothing feels better than coming in out of the freezing rain to a warm and cozy home. Many people are happy to pay a high price in heating bills in order to maintain a comfortable household, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By exercising a few simple tactics, you can cut those costs down without skimping on the heat required to keep your family warm and cozy. Here’s a few tips on how to heat your home effectively.

  • Start by ensuring that you have sufficient insulation, and that any leaks around your doors and windows are sealed. Your house can bleed warmth if it isn’t sealed up tight, costing you money and forcing your heater to work harder to do its job. The more your home is insulated, the less you’ll have to pay to keep it heated.
  • Schedule a repair and maintenance service before heating season starts. A maintenance check from a trained professional can clean up dirty components, seal any leaks, recharge refrigerant if necessary and otherwise keep your unit functioning as efficiently as it can.
  • Consider installing upgrade or additions to your heating system. This can include things like zone controls, which let you control the flow of warm air to different parts of the house. You can heat up just the parts of the house you’re occupying, leaving the rest untouched and saving a great deal of money on monthly bills. Similarly, replacing an older thermostat with a new programmable one allows you to automatically shut off the heat when you leave the house in the morning, then turn it on again just before you get home.

Here at Sunset Air, we handle heating issues in Tacoma with promptness and courtesy. We know how to make repairs and upgrades, as well as how to heat your home efficiently and save you money on monthly energy bills. Contact our Tacoma heating technicians today for a consultation, and let us help you make the most out of your household heater.

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