How to Keep Home Heating Costs Under Control With Help From Lawson Heating and Air

How to Keep Home Heating Costs Under Control With Help From Lawson Heating and Air
As the temperature outside drops, you may be thinking about turning up the heat in your home. Before you touch that thermostat, reach out to Lawson Heating and Air. With services ranging from air conditioning installation to heating system installation, Lawson Heating and Air has been helping the Spartanburg, South Carolina, area stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter for over 30 years.

Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to think about scheduled maintenance to make sure your heating system is ready for winter. A well-maintained system saves you time, money, and stress. Scheduling an inspection now gives you time to make any repairs before the cold settles in. 

An inspection will reveal parts that may need to be cleaned or replaced to keep your system running smoothly. Dirty, obsolete, or damaged parts are inefficient, and an over-worked heating system only costs you money. Customers with gas furnaces that are over 10 years old can save up to 50% off their home heating costs by replacing their existing furnace with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

For additional savings, Lawson Heating and Air recommends installing a heat pump system. Heat pumps use electricity rather than costly oil or natural gas to draw heat from the ground and the surrounding air. These systems are ideal for South Carolina due to the state’s longer summers and milder winters.

On sunny days, consider taking advantage of the sun’s warmth rather than turning up your heating system. Keep curtains and blinds open to bring sunlight into your home during the day. Make sure they’re completely closed at night to help your home retain its warmth. If you have ceiling fans in your home, there’s no need to turn them off during the cooler months—try switching them to spin clockwise. This change in direction pushes warm air down from your ceilings to help heat your rooms.

When it comes to adjusting your thermostat, remember that every one degree you are able to lower the temperature translates to a roughly 3% reduction in your energy costs. Turn your thermostat down, but not off, when you will be away from home for an extended period of time. At night, wear warm pajamas or add an extra blanket instead of turning up your thermostat.

Lawson Heating and Air has been providing South Carolina residents with friendly, knowledgeable service for decades, and they've maintained a consistent goal to keep their customers comfortable while also saving them money. To schedule an inspection for your home heating system, or to request emergency service, call (864) 472-6337. To learn more about having scheduled maintenance services to make your home more energy-efficient, you can also visit them online.

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