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Tips for Staying Warm Without Breaking the Bank

Brrrrr! It seems to have turned to winter overnight. Here are a few tips to help keep your home warm and your heating bill in check this winter.

Programmable or Wi-Fi Thermostat
If you’ve not yet invested in a programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat, what are you waiting for? This is one of the best ways to maintain control over the temperature in your home. If you have a programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat, set your temperature 5 degrees cooler for when you are away than when you are at home. This allows for the system to cycle less while no one is at home and still keep your home at a comfortable temperature. We offer several smart thermostats, click here to request information.

Change Your Filters
Set a reminder on your calendar to change your air filters once a month. If you don’t change your filters on a regular basis, debris and allergens can build up and restrict the distribution of air flow throughout your home. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is aptly true here. Air filters should always be accordion/pleated style like the ones pictured here to provide you the best filtration.

Participate in a Maintenance Plan
We get regular check-ups at the doctor to insure our health is a priority. The same can be said for your heating and air system. Regular routine maintenance is essential to the health of your system and the comfort level in your home. In an earlier blog, I posted about what the bi-annual maintenance includes, you can read that here. Our maintenance program is the Long Comfort Club and our members receive priority 24/7 service, 20% discount on repairs, two annual maintenances and many more benefits! To learn more or to join, click here.


Having these small changes in place can make a big difference in the comfort of your home and your peace of mind. Always remember, we are here for you. Call us anytime at (864) 213-9899 with questions or service needs. We are happy to serve you!

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