Your furnace could use a little help to keep your Midlothian, Virginia, home warm this winter. You can start saving on heating energy today by implementing the three easy tips below and help keep your home warm and cozy all winter long.

Seal Your Home

Your furnace works hard to produce warm air and blow it throughout your home. However, any air leaks around windows and doors reduce your furnace’s efficiency by making it work harder to maintain your desired indoor temperature. You can reduce air leaks by applying caulk around your windows and installing weatherstripping or door sweeps on your outside doors. Improve furnace efficiency and maintain good airflow by replacing your air filter every 30–60 days, depending on the type of filter.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan

Many homeowners use ceiling fans in the forward direction to stay cool in the summer. You can also stay warmer in the winter by reversing the direction of your ceiling fan to clockwise. Since warm air rises, a ceiling fan kept on a low setting will help circulate the warm air through the room. Therefore, reversing the direction of your ceiling fans helps you stay warm and save on heating energy.

Lay Down an Area Rug

Carpet is a good insulator, which means it can help keep your home warmer in the winter. Whether your home only has carpet or nothing at all, consider laying down a large area rug for added insulation. The best material for an insulating rug is wool, however, if you want a more affordable rug that’s easier to clean, you can opt for a thicker cotton, acrylic, or nylon cloth.

Seal up your home, use those curtains, and lay down a rug to keep your home warm without forcing your furnace to run as much this winter. If you do experience any furnace issues, call AirMaxx Mechanical today at (804) 409-9048. We can inspect your system, diagnose the issue, and promptly make any necessary repairs, so you can stay warm this winter.

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