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How to Improve Heat Flow in your Home

Lately, does your home feel more like a winter tundra rather than a cozy cottage? If that’s the case, then you might need to spring into action to correct the problem at hand. What does that entail, exactly? Well, it could be caused by a few different factors that pertain to your heating system and furnace. If you’re looking to improve your heat flow, then follow these tips:

Use a Ceiling Fan

If your home is equipped with a ceiling fan, then it’s best to use it all year round. Many homeowners are under the impression that this gadget should only be used on a hot summer’s day, but a ceiling fan actually excels in the winter, too!

For starters, your ceiling fan may be set in a counter-clockwise motion, with the ambition of keeping your home cool. However, if you’re looking to improve your overall heat flow, then it’s important to switch its direction to a clockwise motion. This will help circulate the hot air and provide maximum warmth all winter long.

Pro Tip: Make sure to limit your ceiling fan usage, since constant use could increase your energy bills!

Schedule Maintenance

Another way to improve the heat flow in your home is to schedule a furnace tune-up with a professional from our team. During a tune-up, we’ll thoroughly inspect your furnace to make sure that it’s working up to par. When you opt-in for a tune-up, here are a few of the many features we’ll check:

  • The flue pipe, in addition to the burners.

  • All of the electrical connections on your unit.

  • The carbon monoxide levels and more.

If you notice that your unit seems to be performing fine and heat flow isn’t an issue, it’s still important to schedule regular tune-ups, to keep your unit functioning efficiently.

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative direct