With the colder weather on the way, now is the time to inspect your heating system. As winter approaches, you will have to depend more on your heating system, and even the ductwork to keep your home warm and comfortable. Performing routine maintenances on your furnace, heat pump, ductwork, thermostat, and air filter can help ensure you comfortable this winter. It can also help reduce the chance of an unexpected breakdown. A well maintained system can also save on your energy costs each month. Between regular system maintenances, it is important to inspect it regularly to make sure everything is running effectively and properly. The air filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly.
Check the ductwork of your heating system
Inspecting the ductwork for the heating system is just as important as checking the furnace itself. If the ducts are leaking air, you are losing heat efficiency in your home. If there are any cracks, holes, or any other areas that the heat is escaping from, this can result in higher energy bills. The furnace will also run longer than necessary to make up for the lost heat. This can cause parts to wear out quicker than they should and need to be replaced. It may also cause parts to become damaged. Having a good condition duct system can also help reduce the chance for cold spots in your home.
Make sure to have maintenance done on the heating system
Having maintenance done for your system before you may need it is important to do. We can inspect all parts and components of your heating system to make sure they are in good condition and running properly. If there are any parts that have worn or need replacing, we can do so, that way your furnace will work when you may need it. We can also inspect it for any slight issues that may be starting to form, and advise you on what options you have to fix it. The ductwork will also be inspected for any cracks or gaps that it may have. This can help you to maintain an energy efficient home.
An efficient heating system can save you money
Having scheduled services done on the heating system and ductwork can save on overall operating costs each year. We can ensure all parts are in good condition, and the amount of heat being produced is being distributed throughout your home. Another way to help save money is to install a programmable thermostat in your home. There are different types of programmable thermostats, and we can recommend which one will be best for your home. You can set the hours and days on the thermostat based on the schedule you have for being in or out of the home. This way you can turn the heat down when you are away at work, and have it raise back up an hour before you come home.
Make sure the area is safe
When you inspect your heating system, also make sure to check the area around the unit. This is recommended for your safety. Never store any flammable products in the same physical area as your furnace. This includes solvents, paint, gasoline, or any other cleaning solutions. This can help prevent a dangerous situation or fire.