Winter has officially arrived, bringing with it a brand-new crop of bitterly cold temperatures. Your heating system is not just a luxury comfort for the freezing winter. It's a must-have item. Running it keeps your family safe and healthy in addition to maintaining the comfort of your home. Using your heating system every day for months on end is not unusual. Due to the necessity, this will result in an increase in your monthly heating expenditures, and in some cases, there is little you can do about it. However, just because you spend more money on heating during the winter doesn't mean you should. You may reduce those high expenditures by making a few easy house improvements, which will allow you to survive the winter comfortably and less straining financially. Has Your Heater Had Recent Maintenance? For your HVAC system, several heating professionals provide maintenance programs. Regular maintenance is similar to a tune-up for a car: the technician carefully inspects every part of the heating system and looks for any potential problems. Small problems, such as obstructed burners or loose fasteners, can be fixed as part of the maintenance service. The technician can arrange one right away if more involved repairs are needed. In any case, resolving those minor flaws can help a heater use less energy to heat a house, so lowering monthly expenses and the load placed on the rest of the system. If your heater hasn't received routine maintenance in the past year or more, you might want to think about scheduling it right now. 2. Set the Thermostat Most thermostats can be programmed, but only a small percentage of homes actually do so. For instance, many households just leave the heat on throughout the day, even when no one is home, under the mistaken belief that doing so will save money over the long term compared to having to warm up a cold house. When you typically leave the house, set the thermostat to 65 degrees, then set it to turn back on 20 minutes later. You won't notice a change, yet you could save a surprising amount on your monthly payment. Before going to bed, you can decrease the thermostat even more. To stay warm, wrap up in blankets. 3. Weather Stripping Is Important Cracks around your doors and windows can quickly remove hot air from your house (and will do the same thing to cool air in the summer). It's a challenging problem, but you can swiftly resolve it by applying weather stripping to the troublesome area. It can be found at any hardware store or home improvement store, and it only takes a few minutes for you to use it to solve the issue. Call the helpful experts at Elite Climate Control to schedule an appointment if your High Desert home needs heating repairs, maintenance plans, or comparable heating services!

Smart Savings for Your Winter Heating System

Winter has officially arrived, bringing with it a brand-new crop of bitterly cold temperatures. Your heating system is not just a luxury comfort for the freezing winter. It’s a must-have item. Running it keeps your family safe and healthy in addition to maintaining the comfort of your home. Using your heating system every day for…

Repair Services for Aging Air Conditioning Systems

Repair Services for Aging Air Conditioning Systems

Most things don’t last forever, and air conditioning systems are certainly no exception to that rule. Despite that, it’s not always obvious to people when they need to replace their cooling units. So if you want to relish the warm months in the lovely High Desert, you should make sure first that your air conditioning…

How Duct Cleaning Service Can Enhance Your Life

How Duct Cleaning Service Can Enhance Your Life

Few things are more important than maintaining a comfortable and clean residence. A spick-and-span home is conducive to glowing health and well-being, after all. There are many measures you can take to ensure your property is as tidy, pleasant, and healthy as possible. One thing you can do is schedule a professional duct cleaning service…

Duct Cleaning Promotes Odor-Free Living Areas

Duct Cleaning Promotes Odor-Free Living Areas

Did you know that dirty, greasy ducts sometimes contribute to household odors? By asking the technicians from Elite Climate Control to schedule periodic cleaning of residential ducts, homeowners help reduce lingering odors on the premises. Residents of sunny Victorville and communities in the surrounding area seek this service to help maintain their homes in a…

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Benefits of a Zoning System for HVAC Efficiency

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Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Central Air

Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Central Air

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Heat Pump Basics for High Desert Residents

Heat Pump Basics for High Desert Residents

Many people are confused about how heat pumps differ from other kinds of heating and air conditioning systems. Knowing the basics of heat pump operation and maintenance is important for people who already have them.  For others, learning the advantages may be an incentive for considering switching to a heat pump for heating and cooling…

Does Your Thermostat Need An Upgrade? | Elite Climate Control

Does Your Thermostat Need An Upgrade?

You are adjusting the temperature in the house. However, if you are thinking about having a new air conditioning unit installed in your home, it might be the perfect time to replace that old thermostat. Many High Desert residents do not realize that their thermostat can improve the efficiency of their HVAC system, and it’s…

Pros and Cons of Split and Packaged HVAC Systems | Elite Climate Control

Pros and Cons of Split and Packaged HVAC Systems

HVAC systems come in two optional setups: split and packaged. While the difference may seem unimportant at first, these are two very different systems, designed for different types of buildings. Here’s what you need to know about how these systems can work. Split HVAC Systems The “split” in this type of HVAC system refers to…