Fall has officially arrived, and winter is right around the corner. While daytime temperatures in are still quite warm, you’ll quickly realize you need to fire up your furnace come fall. A lot of these heating systems have not been used in months. This is why it is essential to take some fundamental measures toward maximizing the performance of your heating system. Start by complying with some easy steps to prepare your home for cooler conditions:
Check– And Change– Your Air Filter
No one desires the unwelcome shock of a defective furnace when it’s time to heat your home. You’ll want to switch on and check your furnace before you actually need to use it. Inspect the air filter– is it blasting warm air? Is the filter dirty, and does this demand changing to enhance the unit’s efficiency? Testing your unit in advance will reduce the possibility that you’ll be making repair calls on a dark, cold night.
Correct Your Roof Fan Direction
A roof fan includes an aspect of efficiency to your heating system. Throughout the winter season, your fan blades should be rotating in a clock wise direction. This will enable air that is pushed into your home through your furnace to naturally rise and distribute throughout the room. As a result, producing a cozy and comfy environment.
Invest In A Humidifier
When winter is upon us, our need for warmed homes brings with it some extra issues such as chapped lips, dry skin, increased danger of extra airborne illnesses, and static electricity. Adjusting dry air with a humidifier will allow your home stay clean and comfy no matter how cold your winter nights turn into.
Use Your Temperature Carefully
For every degree that you reduced your regulator in the winter time, you minimize your total power costs by almost three percent! Lowering the heat level of your residence when you are gone or sleeping will aid in maintaining your costs low even more significantly. Making the investment of installing a SMART programmable thermostat will help you to implement energy-saving measures that will save you hundreds, other wise thousands, in the future.
Schedule Precautionary Maintenance before Winter
As with any other mechanical device that undergoes normal damage, your heating system needs routinely arranged maintenance checks to ensure it is running efficiently and successfully. A technician can look for things such as:
- Heater and boaster performance
- Safety compliance and heat level policy
- Whether cleaning and lubricating of parts will be necessary
Applying these precautionary steps on a regular basis will guarantee you won’t be left with unexpected and costly bills.
North Star Heating & Air Conditioning in Sandy, Utah
It is generally recommended to have routine HVAC maintenance done twice a year. Doing this before winter will give you peace of mind that when it’s time to use your furnace, it will work. Call North Star Heating & Air Conditioning in Sandy, Utah to schedule your furnace maintenance, today!