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5 Tips for a Better New Year

It’s 2024! January is an exciting time of the year, because there’s just so much ahead of us. Who knows where we will all be by next December, all of the things that might happen, and how our lives will change. But there will also be stressful things that happen this year, and it’s important to prepare for them as early as possible.

For many of our customers, their heating systems will either run into problems or require a total replacement due to old age or wear and tear. This is an unfortunate but real possibility for many people reading this blog–but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare.

With these tips and our team for heating services in Castle Rock, CO, you can be excited for the future and know that you’re as prepared as you’ll ever be. Just keep reading to learn more about these essential things you can do.

Change the Air Filter

While we’ve got your attention, one of the best and easiest things you can do for your heating system in 2024 is to change the air filter out every once in a while. The air filter is an integral component to the system and it’s necessary for efficient and effective heating.

The good news–this can be done by yourself and for just a few dollars when you purchase a new filter. Just let us know if you have any questions to avoid an improper installation.

Call for Repairs

If you’re hearing strange noises or smelling foul odors coming from your heating system, make sure you schedule repairs. This might sound like a simple tip, but promptness and readiness for these kinds of events can make all the difference.

Adjust the Thermostat

A good New Years resolution is to make small changes to the thermostat to ensure it works at peak efficiency. Try setting the temperature a few degrees lower at night during the winter to ease the burden on your heater while doubling up on blankets!

Research Your Options

If your heating system is nearing the end of its lifespan, it couldn’t hurt to be prepared! Call our team or do a few searches online for details on the different kinds of heating systems, from furnaces to heat pumps. You never know what you might find!

Budget Accordingly

This might seem like more of a general tip than one relating to HVAC, but they’re both tied together. HVAC repairs and replacements can be expensive, especially because the alternative can be a freezing cold house that endangers you and your family. This is not an option.

But knowing how old your heating system is and how likely it is that it fails, is a realistic option that can help you save the right amount of money.

For instance, if your heating system is reaching it’s 10th birthday, then it might be nearing the end of its lifespan, or at least the grace period where you’ll want to budget for some major replacement work. Or, if it’s quite new but it’s reaching a few years since your last repair, you might want to save some money for a repair that could be coming up in the near future.

SoCo Heating and Cooling has your back for essential heating services. Contact us today. So Cool. So Cozy!

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