Winter is right around the corner in Southern California and, even though it doesn’t seem like it now, the weather here can change very quickly. If you’re concerned about cold winter weather and want to ensure that your heater will work when you turn it on, this article provides you with common heater mistakes that you must avoid making during the winter months.
Mistake #1 – Cranking Up the Thermostat
Do you get cold easily during the winter? If so, instead of cranking up your thermostat and running your heater all day, you should consider setting your thermostat at 70° then if you’re still cold once it reaches 70 degrees in your house you should focus on finding other ways to keep your home warm during the winter.
Some of the other ways that you may be able to use to keep your home warm during the winter months include using rugs on wood or laminate floors, investing in thermal curtains to keep out the draft from coming in older windows, applying caulk to cracks, and crevices in your home which may be letting in cooler air from the outside, adding more insulation to your attic, and applying weather-stripping to the exterior doors on your home.
Mistake #2 – Keeping Your Curtains Closed During the Day
Another important heater mistake that you want to avoid making during the winter is keeping your curtains closed during the day. This tip may come as a surprise to some people but the reality is that keeping your curtains open during the day will help to heat your home naturally and eliminate you having to leave your heater on all the time during the winter months.
Mistake #3 – Neglecting Maintenance
Last of all, but most important, another heater mistake that you don’t want to make during the winter months is neglecting maintenance.
You should continue changing the air filter to your HVAC system every 90 days and if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance yet, you should contact Air Care Heating and Air Conditioning today for a heater tune-up to ensure that your heater is running at its optimum capacity for the winter months.