In order to ensure your heating system is working great and to help make it last longer, there are some simple things that should be done and checked regularly.
Keep the Area Surrounding the System Clear
Your heating system requires constant airflow in order for it to work efficiently, so keeping the area around the furnace free of clutter is a must. Many times people use the room where their furnace is kept as storage, but if the airflow to your furnace is restricted it will have to work harder and it will shorten its lifespan.
Change the Filter
This step is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your heating system in top shape. Your filter should be changed every 30 days in order to keep your heater running efficiently and it will also improve the air quality in your home. Homes with pets may even have to change their filter more frequently since pet hair can clog filters faster.
Check Your Ducts and Insulation
Leaky air ducts will reduce the efficiency of your system and make it work harder since warm air will not be able to travel through the house and have it reach its desired temperature. Also, if your house does not have the proper insulation, heat will be lost through the walls and the system will have to work harder.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regularly scheduled maintenance helps extend the life of your heating system by catching major problems before they become an even bigger issue. It’s best to get your heating system checked in the fall before the winter season since it’s been unused for half the year.
When getting your system checked, a heating technician may be able to let you know about any upgrades, like a programmable thermostat that could save you money in the long run.
Contact heating experts at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort to schedule regular maintenance on your heating system to keep it running efficiently.