Cristal Air & Emergency Service provides key insights into how residents of Paso Robles can stay warm on those cold winter nights and early foggy mornings, when you most need your central heat to be working for you. Cristal is available five days a week, as well as nights and weekends for emergency service. Be sure to follow these simple tips as we go into winter:
Tip #1 USE NATURAL LIGHT
During the day, open the curtains on your south-facing windows to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Tip #2 AVOID THE DRAFT!
Be sure to cover drafty windows by using a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration.
Tip #3 INSULATE
Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing.
Tip #4 REGULATE YOUR THERMOSTAT
Adjust the temperature on your thermostat as low as you find comfortable. When you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature (contact us if you don’t have one).
Tip #5 JOIN THE SEAL TEAM
Find and seal links around utility cut-throughs for pipes (“plumbing penetrations”), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.
SCHEDULE A SERVICE CALL Maintain your heating system by scheduling a service call. Maintenance is required to keep your heating system operating efficiently. With respect to furnaces, we recommend you replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed.
When in doubt, call Cristal Air & Emergency Service, (805) 466-8444.