While Houston escapes the harsh snowstorms of the north, winter chills can still sneak in and leave you reaching for extra blankets. But fear not, fellow Houstonians! With a few smart tactics and the help of Punbar Air, you can keep your home toasty warm and your energy bills in check all season long.

-Seal the Deal: Banish Drafty Air

Those sneaky drafts can wreak havoc on your comfort and wallet. Start by identifying the culprits – windows, doors, and even tiny cracks around pipes. Weatherstripping and caulking are your best friends here, creating a snug barrier against the cold. Don’t forget to check your attic hatch and weatherize exterior doors with draft stoppers.

-Thermostat Tune-Up: Set it and Forget It (Almost)

Programmable thermostats are your secret weapon for efficient heating. Set it to a comfortable temperature when you’re home (around 68°F is ideal) and lower it a few degrees at night or when you’re away. Remember, even a small adjustment can make a big difference in your energy usage.

-Cozy Up with Strategic Insulation:

While Houston homes might not need the same level of insulation as their northern counterparts, checking your attic insulation levels is wise. Adding an extra layer or ensuring existing insulation is properly installed can make a significant difference in keeping the heat in.

-Embrace the Power of Cozy Layers:

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best. Throw on an extra sweater, cozy socks, and a warm blanket for immediate warmth. Encourage family snuggle sessions on the couch with hot cocoa or tea – who needs a fireplace when you have the power of human warmth (and adorable pets, of course!)

-Regular Maintenance Pays Off:

Preventative maintenance is key to avoiding winter heating woes. Schedule a professional HVAC inspection before the cold arrives. This ensures your system is running efficiently and can identify any potential problems before they turn into major headaches (and expenses).

Punbar Air: Your Comfort Partners

Whether you have a central heating system powered by a gas furnace or heat pump, an air handler circulating warm air throughout your home, or a ductless system delivering comfort in specific rooms, Punbar Air is here to help you navigate the winter with expert advice and quality solutions.

Our HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and we take all three aspects of your comfort seriously. We can help you choose the right system for your needs, whether it’s a traditional packaged system with both heating and cooling capabilities, or a separate heat pump for efficient heating and an air conditioner for summer cooling.

Our technicians are experts in all things HVAC, from maintaining your existing system to recommending and installing new equipment. We understand the importance of fresh air circulation and ensuring your system includes a properly functioning heat exchanger for optimal performance.

So, bundle up, and let Punbar Air be your partner in staying warm and toasty!


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