Keowee Residential Heating
& Air Conditioning, Inc.
Installation, Repair and
295 East Main Street
Salem, SC 29676
James Lusk, Owner
By following these few easy tips from American Standard Heating &
Air Conditioning, you can enjoy cleaner, healthier and more
comfortable air all winter long.
Schedule a winter checkup
Call Keowee Residential at (864)
944-8074 to perform a routine maintenance check of
your heating system before winter—and holiday guests—arrive.
This checkup ensures that all components are working
properly and safely. To remind yourself, consider calling a
contractor when the time changes in the fall.
Upgrade to variable speed heating
Variable speed heating increases your family's comfort and
uses less energy. "Variable speed" refers to how a furnace's
indoor blower motor runs. When the furnace operates at
varying speeds, you can better control airflow in your home.
Two-stage, variable heating allows furnaces to operate at an
energy-saving lower speed and a higher speed, when needed,
for more consistent air circulation. With this steadier,
smarter system, your furnace doesn't have to turn on and off
as frequently, and your home won't experience severe drops
or increases in temperature.
Reprogram your thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you can pre-set temperatures
to match your family's comfort needs and hectic schedules.
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning's 800 Family
7-day Digital Programmable Comfort Control, for example,
lets you pre-set temperatures for every day of the week to
match your activities—whether you're home or going away for
the holidays, hosting a party with lots of guests or
spending a quiet evening in front of the fireplace. The
thermostat's touchscreen controls are easy to use, and there
are helpful side benefits: it tells you what the weather is
like outside so you know how much you need to bundle up, and
it reminds you when it's time to change your air filter.
Reduce heating costs naturally
Not only can you save energy costs by what you do inside
your home, but also by what you can do outside your house.
If you live in a region where winter temperatures are much
more extreme than summer temperatures, you can consider
planting trees and shrubs that protect your home from the
wind, thus lowering the wind chill around your house. You'll
need to find out what kinds of protective trees grow best in
your climate, but a general rule of thumb is to plant
evergreens and shrubs on the north and northwest side of
your home for the best protection from winter winds. Avoid
planting evergreens on the south side of your home, so that
you take full advantage of the sun's warmth in in winter.