Some New Year’s Resolutions for Your Heater
With a new year almost here, it makes sense to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. While you may have typical resolutions, such as losing weight, paying off debt, or ending a bad habit, it’s also a good idea to make some New Year’s resolutions to help keep your home in good working order. Specifically, the pros at Home Heating Service, Inc. want to give you a few ideas of things you can do to help your heater run well throughout the long, cold winter in Colorado Springs.
Save Energy With a Programmable Thermostat
Saving energy is always good to have at the top of any New Year’s resolution checklist. One easy way to do that with your heater is to have Home Heating Service, Inc. install a programmable thermostat. Rather than leave your house at the same temperature all day, you can tell your HVAC system when to turn off and on, resulting in significant energy savings over the course of a season. For extra savings, you can install a smart thermostat that learns your living patterns to set itself for you automatically.
Commit to Checking Your Air Filter on Time
It’s a task that almost everyone has overlooked at some point or another: replacing the HVAC system’s air filter. Unfortunately, ignoring this simple task could be costing you quite a bit of money. A fresh, clean air filter will put less strain on your system, allowing it to run more efficiently, thus saving you money. Additionally, a strained system is more likely to fail sooner, meaning you could be in for a significant expenditure simply because you didn’t complete this regular maintenance task. As a rule of thumb, try checking your filter at least once a month to see if it needs to be replaced.
Fill the Gaps in Your Ducts
Don’t let another year get away from you without having Home Heating Service, Inc. check the integrity of your home’s ducts. Over time, small gaps and cracks can form in your ducts, leading to a major loss of conditioned air. Fortunately, a trained HVAC technician can easily repair most gaps and cracks. This will ensure that all of the air you’re paying to heat will end up in your living space instead of your attic or crawl space.
Schedule Maintenance Appointments
There’s no better way to keep your system operating as it should than to maintain it properly. By scheduling maintenance appointments for your system at the beginning of the year, you can be sure to get the time and date that works best for you and make sure that you don’t forget to take care of this task later on. Try to schedule an inspection of your furnace sometime in the late summer or early fall.
Give Your Furnace a Break
Don’t wear out your furnace this winter by running it more than necessary. Instead, take steps to protect your home from air leaks that could cause the temperature in your home to drop quickly. Major culprits are commonly found around windows, doors, and where your home’s foundation meets the rest of the structure. You can use spray foam insulation, fiberglass insulation, caulk, and a variety of other materials to seal these gaps and cracks and make sure that you are exceptionally comfortable all winter long.
Take an Honest Inventory
The last thing you want to happen in the new year is for your furnace to stop working. If you noticed it was struggling last year, though, it might be time to consider upgrading to a new heating system. Fortunately, if it’s time to upgrade, you’ll enjoy some considerable energy savings thanks to the efficiency of your new equipment. You can choose between a heat pump or a gas or electric furnace for your heating needs. When installed by the pros at Home Heating Service, Inc., you can rest assured that you won’t have to deal with a cold home this winter.
Here for You All Winter Long
At Home Heating Service, Inc., we are ready to serve you through warm and cold weather alike. We can take care of air conditioner and furnace maintenance, repair, and installation jobs. We can also install water heaters, improve indoor air quality, add insulation, perform home energy audits, and more. Our five-star customer reviews and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau attest to the quality of service that we provide. To learn more about taking care of your furnace in the new year, contact us at Home Heating Service, Inc. today.