With the cold weather season, now is the time that the heater in your home will start earning its keep. However, you can do your part as well to make sure that it provides you with effective and efficient heating all through the season. Make sure to contact us so we can inspect the heating system for you. This is important because we can check parts and components to ensure they are working at top performance levels. It also is easier to catch the start of an issue. This can allow you ample time to have the issue fixed before it becomes worse. If a problem has occurred, it is best to have it fixed as soon as possible. By fixing the issue at the first sign, it can help you save time, money, and stress in the long run.
Tips to Improve the Efficiency of the Heater
You should not crank up the thermostat to high levels simply because you can. Your thermostat acts as a switch, not a throttle, so setting it at high temperature levels will not raise the heat faster, it will just keep the heater running longer until it reaches the target temperature. This is wasteful of energy, and you will not feel that comfortable either. Keep your thermostat set to around 68°F when you are awake, and 58°F when you are asleep. If you notice the heater is running longer than it typically does, make sure to contact us. There could be an issue with the heating system, and we can inspect the ductwork, system, and thermostat for you.
Upgrading the Thermostat can be Beneficial
If you are looking for a new thermostat, or just want to replace your existing one, make sure to consider a programmable thermostat. This is beneficial because you can schedule the thermostat for different hours of the day, and days of the week. By having a programmable thermostat, you will be able to heat your home for when you are there. You can also decrease the temperature so warm air is not wasted when you are not there to enjoy it. Some models allow you to set each day individually. Other programmable thermostats will allow Monday through Friday to be set the same, while setting Saturday and Sunday the same. If you are unsure what type of programmable thermostat to invest in, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the different choices, as well as recommend which one would be best for your home.
Schedule Regular maintenance for Heater Performance
Your heater will only run effectively if it is properly cared for. That means you need to schedule routine maintenance for it once a year. Make sure to contact us and a technician will give your heater a full tune-up and check-up to make sure it is running efficiently and without any immediate repair needs. If you have not had a maintenance visit yet this year, it is never too late to start.