Fall is the perfect time to start thinking about the colder weather to come in the months ahead. Stay warm and cozy this upcoming fall and winter and keep your heater in top working condition by following our tips to help you prepare as early on in the heating season as possible.
- Get a programmable thermostat, and use it for maximum efficiency. Even if your older thermostat is working just fine, a programmable thermostat is always a better option than a manual one with dials and sliders to adjust the temperature. A programmable thermostat can save you a lot of money throughout the year if used to automatically adjust the temperature when you plan to leave the house, so that you don’t forget to do it on your own.
- Change the filter. Any dirt or debris in the filter can block air from entering the system and contribute to poor heating capacity and other system troubles that result from an overworked heater. For furnaces and heat pumps, monthly filter changes (including one right before the season) are a must.
- Schedule maintenance. Heating system maintenance is a necessary step in ensuring that your heater runs as efficiently as possible for the upcoming season. Professional heating maintenance involves making some adjustments to the unit, cleaning off important components, and performing a thorough safety and performance inspection.
- Repair a faulty heater. If you do make the decision to skip the maintenance visit this year, you should still at least have the system repaired if you notice issues. A faulty heating system component can fail at any time, and the heater may break down when you need it most. Save on energy costs and prevent a rushed repair by calling for services ASAP.
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