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Have you ever wondered if there was something you could be doing to benefit your HVAC system? We ask questions like these all the time. And we want to pass our knowledge on to you. You can trust Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling to provide expert service and helpful tips that let you get the most out of your heater.

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Read on to learn more ways to get the best service from your heater. Then come to us for any additional help that your heater might need.

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Circulate Air with Ceiling Fans

Set ceiling fans to gently blow air towards the ceiling. This will help circulate warm air that rises back down to areas where occupants can feel the warmth. Use the lowest speed setting on the fan to reduce drafts.

Open the Blinds

Let the light in! Open blinds and drapes that receive direct sunlight. The light from the sun can help heat rooms that receive direct sunlight – for free of course!

Close them after the sun goes down to help keep the heat in.

Humidification

Install a Humidifier. Moister air feels warmer than dry air, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable even though your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.

Prevent Heat Loss

Don’t let heat escape unnecessarily. Keep your doors and windows shut when the heat is on. If your home has a fireplace that you aren’t using, be sure the flue is closed and glass doors are in place to minimize heat loss. In addition to those bathroom ventilation fans, turn kitchen ventilation fans off when they aren’t needed.

Light a candle and set it near windows, doors and light fixtures and look for smoke moving in a horizontal direction. If you see it, that means you’ve spotted an air leak, and it likely means heat is escaping your home easily. To solve that problem, install some low–cost caulking or weather–stripping, or consider adding some insulating material.

Maximize Heat Output

Make sure all of your heating vents and baseboards are clear of obstructions and furniture to allow for maximum output from your heater.

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