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Looking to Boost Your Heating on a Budget? Here Are Some Tips

Many times, when embarking on a way to be more energy efficient with heating, big plans are put in place: replacement windows, new insulation, maybe even a new heating system. Things actions are wonderful, but they can also come with a hefty price tag. The heating experts from Schaal Heating and Cooling are here to give you a few tips on ways to reduce your heating costs without having too high of a price tag:

Schedule Heating Maintenance

It may seem like a lot of hype, but the truth is that maintenance performed by trained professionals like ours can do some great things for your heating system. A maintenance appointment with our pros is a full tune-up for your heating system. This means the unit is thoroughly cleaned and inspected, parts are adjusted and lubricated, and performance testing is performed. The end result is far better energy efficiency for your system.

Install a Ceiling Fan

One of the challenges with heat is that it rises, particularly forced hot air. A ceiling fan rotating clockwise pushes the warm air down from the ceiling area toward the floor, where cold air like to hang out. This forced mixing creates a more even heating, and can help reduce your overall heating costs.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

We’ve all had those days when we’ve left the house and also left the heat on high. With a programmable thermostat, you can say goodbye to this costly inconvenience. A programmable thermostat allows you program for up to seven days with four setting changes per day. You can loop the program for continuous use if you are in a steady routine, marking an end to forgetting the thermostat.

Need some more helpful tips for your home in Des Moines? Give us a call today!

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