Residential electricity rates in Denver, North Carolina, are among the lowest in the country. But that shouldn’t stop homeowners from looking for ways to save. Complete these four fall maintenance tasks to conserve more energy and keep more money in your pockets this winter.

Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter

The air filter inside your HVAC system is your first line of defense against particles that can deteriorate indoor air quality. Changing the air filter is also the easiest task you can complete to help your unit operate at peak efficiency. Change your air filter before turning the heater on, and remember to check it once a month through the winter.

Adjust the Direction of the Ceiling Fans

The ceiling fans in your home are helpful if you use them wisely. During the winter, fans should turn in a clockwise direction to disperse heat that has risen toward the ceiling. Not only will this keep you comfortable but it’ll also give your heating system a bit of a break. Keep in mind, though, a running ceiling fan wastes energy if you aren’t in the room.

Invest in a Tuneup for Your Heating System

Trying to perform maintenance on your heating system can cause injury or even lead to death. But you shouldn’t ignore your unit altogether. If you aren’t trained and certified, leave the work to a professional HVAC service technician.

By investing in a fall tuneup, you’ll ensure your heating system is ready to keep you warm through the winter without costing you more than needed. It also reduces the risk of a breakdown, which is the last thing you want through the holidays.

While it doesn’t save you energy, checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can save your life. Along with scheduling fall maintenance, Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning also recommends changing the batteries in your detectors before turning on the heater. Contact us at 704-208-4172 to learn about how you can save energy and stay safe this winter.

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