You may be wondering why we’re talking about heating systems. After all, we may have had a few cold mornings recently, but overall our heaters don’t get that much use in comparison to other parts of the country. But actually, that’s exactly why we want to talk about heating efficiency. Even if you do use your heater sparingly, don’t you want to do so as affordably as possible? This starts by doing everything you can to boost that system’s efficiency. Keep reading for some tips on how to do so!
Don’t Skip Maintenance!
If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to schedule maintenance for your heating system. If you can’t remember the last time you invested in such a service, it’s definitely time to schedule it with our team. Preventive maintenance goes a long way in ensuring you get the most from your heater.
By adequately maintaining your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your system. This makes your heating bills lower, your comfort higher, and the air you breathe in your home healthier. Heating tune ups are a lot more cost effective than you may realize, plus it helps you save money by improving efficiency, too.
Consider the Installation of a Smart Thermostat
Are you still using a manual slider thermostat? These are outdated, as are many of the digital display thermostats we still see in homes today.
A smart thermostat takes the technology of a programmable thermostat further—smart thermostats pick up on your preferred temperatures and peak times for both heating and cooling. Over time, these thermostats can even use the data they’ve collected to highlight opportunities for you to save energy. Pretty smart, right?
Have Your Ducts Professionally Sealed
No, you cannot just slap some duct tape on a damaged ventilation system and call it a day. Duct tape is actually not appropriately named—it becomes brittle with temperature fluctuations and therefore should never be used on ducts. However, damaged or improperly sealed ductwork will cause you lose a large amount of conditioned air that you are still paying for.
You’ll be running your heater longer as a result to compensate, sending your heating bill skyrocketing because you’re using it so much more than you once did, pre-damaged ductwork. Our professional duct sealing services will ensure that you waste less heat.
Utilize Your Ceiling Fans
Yes, you read that right. Ceiling fans aren’t just good for improving the efficiency of your air conditioner. There is a switch on them that allows you to reverse the direction of the blades. Doing this pushes hot air from your heater, that has risen to your ceiling, down so that you can heat your home more effectively, and, more efficiently!
Tackle Repairs Right Away
If you’ve been alerted to any repair needs for your heater, be sure to schedule services for them right away, even if the problem seems minor. Even small issues can quickly grow into bigger emergencies, leaving you with an inefficient and potentially even broken down heating system.