The holiday season is upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about caring for your home’s heating system!
You won’t want your family to be left in the cold when the temperatures drop. Here are a few tips to keep your system running smoothly throughout the season.
1. Change your filter. Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and make your system work harder than it needs to. Be sure to check and change your filters regularly – we recommend once every one to two months.
2. Keep an eye on your thermostat. During the winter months, you’ll want to keep your thermostat set to a comfortable temperature – not too hot or cold. But did you know that you can save energy (and money!) by setting the temperature a few degrees lower when you’re away from home? A programmable thermostat makes it easy to do this – just set it and forget it! Also, if you’re okay with it, why not put the temperature a few degrees lower, not only when you’re away but when you’re asleep? You’ll barely notice the difference, but your wallet will thank you.
3. Educate your family and friends. The third step is to educate your family and friends about how to use the heating system properly. Show them how to set the thermostat and explain why it’s important not to block vents or shut the door in “unused” rooms. Did you know that this doesn’t save energy, but because it creates uneven airflow, it can cause your system to work harder and use more energy? Helping your loved ones understand these things will go a long way in keeping everyone comfortable – and saving you money.
Bonus! 4. Schedule preventive maintenance. Like your car, your system needs regular maintenance to run at its best. Finally, the best way to keep your system running smoothly is to have it regularly serviced by a professional. HVAC technicians can clean and tune up your system. Schedule a tune-up with Air Repair Pros before the colder weather hits. This will help ensure your system is running efficiently and can help prevent any potential breakdowns.
Happy holidays! By following these simple tips, you can help keep your heating system running smoothly all winter long – no matter what Old Man Winter throws our way! And if you have any questions or concerns, give Air Repair Pros a call anytime at 469-333-2474, and we’ll come out to help you immediately.