Your heating system keeps your family comfortable and cozy throughout the winter months here in Kansas. But that doesn’t mean you’re happy to get a big energy bill each month because of it! In this article, we’ll take a look at some ways on how to get the best performance out of your heating system this winter. Better function, performance, and lower bills should make just about any homeowner happy with their heating system!
Heating and AC Maintenance
Don’t forget to get your tune-up before winter starts! Twice a year routine maintenance is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to keep your heating system at peak performance year-round. When the temperature starts changing, and you need to switch from AC to heat, that’s the time for your next tune-up!
Our certified master technicians will clean out your system and prepare it for the cold months ahead, so it’s ready to warm your family on demand. It’s also a great way to head off unexpected repairs, and prevent the need for emergency service when it’s least convenient!
Program Your Thermostat
It may sound like common sense, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great advice! Set your thermostat to be cooler during those hours your family isn’t home. Your heating system will consume less energy and reduce the strain on your equipment.
While some thermostats can take a little study to understand all the features, smart devices like the Nest thermostat can make it as simple as using an app on your phone.
If there are cold drafts entering your home, it can make your heating system work that much harder to keep you comfortable. No matter whether you have a furnace or a heat pump, it doesn’t need the added stress of keeping the chill-out!
With major drafts, you may be able to feel them and locate the source rather easily. But sometimes it’s a little harder to notice that cold air is getting in and lowering the temperature! Keep your eye out for weathered or aging thresholds and seals around your windows or doors. Replace these when they don’t appear to be doing as good of a job anymore.
Look for Problems With Your Heating System
Lastly, be aware of your system’s performance. If you are noticing problems with your heater, act fast. Don’t let a small repair turn into a major problem. Here are some of the most common problems we hear about:
- Odd noises coming from your heater
- Frequent cycling
- Some rooms feel colder than others
- Leaking heater
Or the heating system might just not be getting the job done as easily as it used to. If you find yourself battling a chill indoors, let our certified master technicians help! We’re just a phone call away and your family will be comfortable again in no time!