Fall is here, and even if you’re still feeling the summer temperatures, you’re going to need your heating system very soon. That’s why it’s important to make sure it’s in tip-top shape and performing at its maximum efficiency before the coldest part of the season arrives. Use these heating tips to make sure that your home is comfortable through the cold season.
- Replace your furnace filters at least every 90 days. This is particularly important if you have pets. Make sure you check your owner’s manual or consult your HVAC expert if you aren’t sure how often to change your furnace filter, as some require more frequent replacements. For the best results, use high-efficiency furnace filters.
- Install a programmable thermostat in your home if you don’t already have one. Programmable thermostats will allow you to lower the temperature in your home when you’re at work or sleeping under blankets, allowing you to save money on your heating bill. You can program your thermostat to bring the temperature up to between 65 and 70 during your waking hours and when you’re home as well.
- Make sure that the heat is circulating properly inside your home in order to keep it as comfortable as possible without running the heat constantly. To do this, simply make sure your vents are all open and working properly at the beginning of the cold season. You’ll also want to move furniture or draperies away from vents that could obstruct the flow of warm air inside your home.
- Schedule a check-up for your heating system while it’s still warm outside. Getting your heating system checked now can ensure that it will work properly and efficiently when you need it. A check-up performed by a qualified professional will also make sure that small problems that can happen in the summer don’t turn into expensive repairs.
Contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for more heating tips you can use this fall and winter season. We proudly serve Monmouth County and the surrounding areas.
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