Everyone wants their heating system to keep them warm in the winter, but no one likes to pay large gas or electric bills. If you keep your it running at top performance it will not only keep you comfortable but also keep your utility bills to a minimum.
Here are steps you can take to maintain your heating system:
Regular Inspections and Maintenance
Schedule Professional Inspections by having a qualified technician inspect your heating system at least once a year. They can identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems.
Change or Clean Air Filters regularly in your heating system. This is typically recommended every 1-3 months, but it can vary depending on the type of filter and system you have along with how many pets share your home.
Check for Leaks and Insulation
Inspect your home for drafts and seal any gaps around windows, doors, and vents. This will help your system maintain a consistent temperature.
Ensure your home is properly insulated, especially in areas like the attic, walls, and basement. This prevents heat loss.
Keep Furnace Vents and Registers Clear
Ensure that vents, radiators, and registers are not obstructed by furniture, curtains, or other objects. This helps to maintain proper airflow.
Adjust Thermostat Settings
Set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature and avoid frequent adjustments. Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat, which can help optimize heating based on your schedule.
Check for Unusual Noises or Smells
If you notice any unusual sounds or odors coming from your furnace area, it’s important to address them promptly. These can be signs of a potential problem.
Schedule Repairs Promptly
If you notice any issues with your heating system, don’t delay in getting them repaired. Ignoring problems can lead to more significant and costly repairs down the line.
Upgrade to a More Efficient System (if needed)
If your heating system is old and inefficient, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. This can save you money in the long run.
Some companies offer service contracts that provide regular maintenance and inspections for your heating system. This can help ensure it’s always in good working order. Consider a Service Contract Like Our Comfort Club.
If you do notice your heating system doing any of the above don’t hesitate to contact us right away.