A cozy home is a necessity for a happy holiday season. In the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, we don’t have overly harsh winter weather to deal with like more northern states, but with near-freezing temperatures happening occasionally, there are still some strategies for improving the comfort of your home when temperatures dip.

Duct Sealing

Leaky ducts mean your heating system isn’t working as efficiently as it could be, because the heated air is escaping your ducts into your walls and attic before it can help keep you comfortable. Sealing the ducts can lower your energy bills and make it easier to manage the temperatures in your home.

Geothermal Energy

Installing a geothermal energy system when a new system is warranted, can seem daunting, but this technologically advanced heating and cooling system can make all the difference. Located underground, geothermal heat pumps are reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. By transferring heat to and from the ground, geothermal energy systems use the Earth for heat in winter and cooling in summer.

Programmable Thermostat

Installing a programmable thermostat is an affordable way to more efficiently heat your home, saving you money in the long run. Programmable thermostats can have simple interfaces that allow you to control your heat depending on the time of day. They also have elaborate technological interfaces that can be synched to your smartphone and controlled from anywhere. There’s no need to heat your home if you’re not there when you have a programmable thermostat.

HVAC Maintenance

We tend to only think about our heating and air conditioning systems when they aren’t working, but the best practice is to schedule an annual checkup for your HVAC system to keep them working properly. Catching a potential problem before it becomes a major issue is the best way to make sure you and your family aren’t left in the cold this holiday season.

Keep your family warm and comfortable this holiday season by maintaining your existing furnace and investigate the technological updates that can improve the comfort of your home. Call Willard Heating and Air Conditioning at (972) 564-9785 to schedule an appointment.

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