Have you ever made it through a cold winter without worrying about your heating system once or twice? It happens and depending on your situation, it could happen multiple times a week.
We depend on these systems to keep us happy and comfortable, and a broken-down heating unit can turn a wonderful holiday season into a nightmare scenario.
Well, customers that go out of their way to do their diligence and take care of their heating systems actually get more out of them than people who neglect these important pieces of technology. If you’re willing to go the extra mile this season, then you might be able to get more out of your heating system for less.
Let’s talk about our holiday heating tips. And don’t forget to contact our pros for heating services in Castle Rock, CO if you run into any problems that are beyond your control.
Tip #1: Change the Air Filter Regularly
First things first, your air filter is an important component of your heating system that requires regular maintenance. Luckily, this is maintenance that a homeowner can do on their own. Simply turn off the heating system and locate the air filter in the return air duct. If it’s disposable, simply throw it out and replace it with one that’s the exact same size, material, and facing the right direction. If it’s reusable, just clean it with a damp paper towel to ensure all of the contaminants are removed before putting it back in the way it’s supposed to be facing. And voila!
Tip #2: Always Clear Space for Your Air Vents
The way your furnace or heat pump provides heat in your home is through the air. The system heats the air in a centralized compartment and then sends the heated air through the vents of your home. If you’re noticing that one room feels cooler than the others, it could be due to the fact that your air vents are blocked by furniture or boxes that are covering them. Make sure your home is free to have air circulation where it needs it.
Tip #3: Set Your Thermostat to a Mild Temperature
It might feel like the right thing to do to set your thermostat to 70 degrees on the coldest day of the year, but we’d argue that this is a bad practice. You see, raising the temperature up to 70 and beyond might sound like a good idea in theory, but realistically it just leads a heating system to work harder with minimal difference in temperature. You could see an increase in your heating bills month to month while feeling maybe a one or two degree temperature difference than if you’d set it to a more mild temperature threshold.
Setting the thermostat mildly, to the mid 60s on a chilly day, will reduce your heating bills and ease the stress on your heating unit. Wear some wool socks, make some hot food, and spend time with the family to add more residual heat to your home.
Tip #4: Call for Help Early in the Season
Some homeowners are bound to encounter problems with their heating systems, just based on statistics alone. For everyone out there who might be nervous about the state of their heating system, do yourself a favor and call our team early. We can evaluate your heater, ensure it’s ready to last for the winter, and if it’s not, we’ll point you in the right direction for what to do next.
Contact SoCo Heating and Cooling today to schedule heating services you can count on. So Cool. So Cozy.