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Winters are long and cold in Olathe, Kansas. The last thing you want to do is waste money on energy costs. Below are a few energy-saving tips you can follow to reduce your utility bills during the winter months.

Switch the Rotation of Your Ceiling Fans

You can reduce your energy by scheduling regular maintenance of your HVAC system. But the direction your fan blades are turning also has an impact on your energy bill.

While your furnace is running, try switching the rotation of your fan blades so that they turn clockwise instead of counterclockwise. Hot air rises, and when your ceiling fan spins clockwise, the air from the fan will push the heat down into the room. As a result, it’ll keep you warmer without the need to turn up the heater.

Open the Window Blinds and Curtains

When it comes to warming a room, the sun’s heat is your greatest ally. Open the curtains and blinds in your home during the day to capture the sun’s warmth. This will keep your home cozy during the winter, and you won’t to use your furnace as often.

Weatherproof Your Windows and Doors

The heat in your home can quickly escape if your windows aren’t properly sealed. To prevent heat loss, cover the windows and sliding doors in your home with a clear plastic film. Additionally, you can prevent cold air from entering your home by taping a piece of heavy-duty clear plastic around your window frames. Be sure to tightly seal the plastic to prevent cool air from entering through crevices.

Secure Your Fireplace

There’s nothing better than sitting by the fireplace on a cold, winter night. However, open fireplaces can allow cold air to flow into your home and are thus a source of heat loss. To reduce heat loss when using your fireplace, open the dampers in the firebox.

Staying warm during the winter doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. To ensure your furnace is working properly during the cold months, call Air-Pro Comfort Systems to have one of our service technicians inspect your system today. We can also provide you with more energy-saving tips.

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