How to Help Your Heating System Keep You Comfortable
If your heating system has ever broken down on a freezing day, you know how awful it is.
Your fingers go numb, your lips chap, and you feel miserable.
We’ve felt the same way when we’ve gone out to fix the problem!
So, in this article, we’re going to teach you how to set your heating system for success.
That way you can stay comfortable even on the coldest nights.
It All Starts With The Thermostat.
If your heating system doesn’t know it’s cold in the house, it won’t ever turn on. And the thing that signals your system is the thermostat.
So, before you worry about checking anywhere else, it’s a good idea to start there.
Double-check that you set the temperature right. Make sure the Heat is on and not only the Fan.
And if your thermostat has batteries, it’s a good idea to change them. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to swap them out once a year.
Taking these steps means your system can kick on when it needs to without you worrying about it.
The Air Filter Comes Next, And It’s the Simplest Way to Make or Break Your System.
Your heating system needs the right amount of airflow to do its job.
Your air filter helps with that airflow by catching all the gunk and debris that floats around in your home.
If you use the wrong kind of air filter or it gets neglected, your system can lose that airflow and break down.
So, it’s crucial to get the right air filter and to change it on time. That’s often once every 1-3 months, though your system might need it sooner or later than that.
If you do it right, your heating system can breathe and you get to stay warm at night.
After That, Your System Needs To Breathe, Too.
It’s amazing how much stuff can pile up around your system.
On top of that, dust and dirt can cover the airways, blocking that airflow we mentioned earlier.
Clearing out the area around your system can help your system get the air it needs to keep you comfortable.
If you’re comfortable with tools and handiwork, you can even brush and vacuum out the grit from inside the unit.
But be gentle. You can check out the video below for more detailed instructions if you want to give it a try.
7 Steps To Get Your Furnace Ready For Winter
Click this link for a video going over basic furnace maintenance every homeowner should know about.
Of Course, It Helps To Have A Tech Tune It Up.
You might have known this was coming.
The thing is, there’s a lot you can do yourself to get your furnace working the way it should.
In fact, you can avoid a lot of problems without doing anything more than the things we’ve already said.
But there are some parts of your system that take specific training to maintain.
Manufacturers even say so in the owner’s manual!
“ … in addition to the maintenance you perform yourself, your system should be inspected regularly by a properly trained technician.”
In short, it’s a good idea to have a tech you trust stop by once a year so you can let them maintain the internal stuff.
And If You Have Any Questions, We’d Be Happy To Help!
If you follow all the steps here, you’re well on your way to a system without any problems.
But, you might still have problems, questions, or concerns that you want answers for.
If that’s the case, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
One of our certified HVAC technicians will come out and clear up any questions or concerns you may have.
They can also give you options to fix any problems.
So, give us a call or schedule an appointment online today so you can get back to a comfortable and safe home.
Have a good one!
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Feb 10th 2023