Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning offers tips to heat your home efficiently this winter

December 24, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
While the Palm Desert area doesn't have the extreme cold weather as other cities do, the Coachella Valley does experience chilly overnight temperatures that require homeowners to turn on their heaters to stay warm. Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning offers some easy tips to help you heat your home efficiently this winter.

Check your furnace filters:
You should clean or replace your furnace filters once a month. Set a reminder on your calendar so you don't forget! Dirty filters restrict air coming into your furnace causing your furnace to overheat, operate inefficiently and will increase operating costs.

Reverse your fans:
Heat rises. Ceiling fans are a wonderful way to distribute the heat. Switch your fan to a clockwise rotation, adjust that thermostat, and you could cut heating costs as much as 10%! (as reported in Good Housekeeping)

Programmable Thermostat:
Take the worry out of remembering to change your thermostat when you are not home or when you go to sleep. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature to take effect at different times of the day. Programmable thermostats can reduce your energy bill by about $180 a year (according to Consumer Reports magazine)

Let the sunshine in:
Open your curtains all the way during the day to take advantage of the bright sunshine and let the sunlight naturally heat your home. Make sure to close them at sundown so they can help insulate.

Check your HVAC System:
Have your duct system checked to make sure it is properly sealed and insulated. A leaky duct system will cause the HVAC system to work harder and use more energy. Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning offers Heating and Air Conditioning maintenance plans for Palm Desert residents and surrounding areas so you don't have to worry!

"These are just a few easy suggestions that we recommend for our customers," said Bruce Smith, President and General Manager of Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Condition. "We are happy to come out and take a look to ensure that your house is heated evenly and efficiently, as our experts can pinpoint where you may need help."

About Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning:
Preferred Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is a locally owned an operated company providing professional repair, replacement and installation services on plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. The full-service HVAC and plumbing company has been servicing residential and commercial customers in the Palm Spring Valley and surrounding areas since 1992. They sell, service and install any heating, cooling or indoor air home comfort product. Preferred Plumbing has offices in Indio and Palm Springs. For more information: or 760.863.0832.