As Houston temperatures begin their annual slide due to winter cold, HVAC repair specialist, Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating says now is the time for residents to take steps to ensure their bills do not spike in the coming months.
Bright Ashaka, owner of Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating said earlier today temperature dips are inevitable, and so are spikes in monthly bills.
“This is almost an annual ritual that Houstonians go through. This time of the year, we see lower temperatures. As a result, residents crank up their heaters which raises their bills,” he said.
The Houston heating specialist said area residents and businesses can lower their heating bills by taking a few simple steps including insulating their pipes properly and reversing their ceiling fan blades oscillation.
“These are easy steps to take but they go a long way towards lowering monthly bills. Pipes freeze and sometimes burst during cold temperature which is expensive to fix while reversing ceiling fan directions allow the warm air near the ceiling to circulate throughout the home,” Ashaka said.
He also advised residents to clean heater furnaces and plug any holes that allow warm air to escape the home and cold air to come in.
“When warm air escapes the home or cold air come in through cracks under the door or windows, for example, the heater has to work extra hard to keep the home warm. This puts extra pressure on the unit thereby increasing monthly bills,” Ashaka continued.
“Residents may need help from heating specialists to clean heating furnaces. Cleaning, lubricating and properly maintaining heater furnaces at regular intervals not only ensure the systems are safe to operate, they work optimally thereby saving as much as 5% off monthly bills,” Ashaka added.
The Houston professional said installing programmable thermostat is also helpful.
‘We advise our customers to install programmable thermostats because they allow them to decide when the heater comes on or stays off. It makes no sense to have the heater on when there is no one at home, for instance,” Ashaka said.
Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating has been servicing heaters in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Pearland, Missouri City, Stafford, Sealy, Brookshire and Pattison, Texas for decades.
“We have been in business for many years and we will be quite happy to assist residents with their heating needs this winter. That is why we are offering $50 off heater service until the end of the year. Just call us at 281-347-7325 or g to http://alpha4realac.com/content/request-service to request service.
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