best times to schedule a heating check is in the late summer

It is never too early to think about the upcoming season and how you will take care of your HVAC system! In fact, one of the best times to schedule a heating check is in the late summer so that you can be first in line once the weather starts to change. In the meantime, if your heater isn’t working or you are the type of person who likes to wait until it freezes outside before turning on the heating, we have a few heating ideas that can keep your home warmer for a few chilly weeks.

  • Turn your ceiling fan on- “Aren’t fans supposed to keep me cool?” you may be wondering. The answer? Yes, but fans can also push warm air that has risen back down, enabling you to stay warmer. Most ceiling fans have a switch that will allow you to change the direction of airflow so that your fan will keep you warm instead of cool.
  • Use your fireplace– If you have a fireplace, using it to stay warm during some chilly nights or days can keep you warm without heating up a lot of unoccupied rooms.
  • Put on layers– If you find yourself cold at home and don’t want to turn on the heating, do what your mom always told you to do and put on a sweater! Snuggling up with some layers, a nice blanket and a hot drink is a great way to beat a cold snap.

What are some alternative heating methods that you use to stay warm in the colder months ahead? We want to hear about them here at Whitetail Heating & Cooling!