Upgrade Your Aging HeaterWe have to mention this first. If you are using a heater that is 10-15 years old then there is a very good chance that it’s aged to the point that it simply can’t heat your home with the same efficiency and effectiveness as it did in the beginning. The good news is, though, that this isn’t a requirement to scale back on your heating costs—if a heater replacement is out of your budget for now.
Consider Your ThermostatAre you still using a basic manual thermostat to control your HVAC systems? Even a switch to the most basic digital model can benefit you, as it will help you set temperatures more accurately. You should, however, opt for a programmable thermostat, which will allow you to cater your heater’s performance to your schedule. Be sure to work with a professional technician to ensure your thermostat is installed correctly.
Schedule MaintenanceMaintenance sessions are essential to ensuring the longevity of your heater, fending off the biggest of heating system repairs, and yes—improving the efficiency of your heater. There’s no better way to keep your heater working at its optimal performance and efficiency than by investing in yearly maintenance (biannual, if you have a heat pump system).
Reverse Ceiling FansDid you know your ceiling fans can be beneficial during the winter? Many homeowners already know they can be used to supplement air conditioners in the summer—circulating air so you can turn your thermostat up. Well, it does the same for your heating system when you reverse the direction of the blades. When heating your home, your ceiling fans should be turning in a clockwise direction to help distribute the warmth.
Seal Air LeaksDo you have drafty windows and doors? A simple tube of caulk, purchased from your local hardware store, can go a long way in preventing unwanted heat loss from your home during the winter. Plus, it can also prevent heat gain during the summer, making this a great year-round benefit.
For superior heating services, contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today.