Winter Preparedness: Heating Service & Furnace Maintenance Tips

Reliable heating is essential during the cold months, and atHighlands Quality Climate Control, we understand how significant it is for you and your family to stay warm and safe. Therefore, we take immense pride in offering top-tier heating service and furnace maintenance to keep your home snug all winter. Here are a few Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tips that can help you maintain an optimum environment in your home.

Regular Inspection

The key to avoiding significant damage to your heating system is regular inspection. Regularly check your heating system and furnace for any signs of damage, unusual noises, or failures. Pay attention to any issues like erratic cycling of the heating system or the furnace blowing cold air that might need expert attention from Highlands Quality Climate Control.

Changing Furnace Filters

Furnace filters need to change every 3-6 months depending on their type or per the manufacturer’s instructions. Dirty filters affect the efficiency of your heating system, leading to higher energy costs and possible system failure. Regularly changing your furnace filters can save you from unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.

Thermostat Settings

For optimum energy efficiency in winter, it’s recommended to set the thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature when you’re at home and awake, and lowering it when you’re out or asleep. You can potentially save a lot on your energy bills by just turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours per day from its usual setting.

Insulation and Sealing Draughts

Heating a home is not just about running a furnace. Ensuring your home is adequately insulated goes hand in hand with an efficiently working heating system. Inspect your home for any draughts and seal them. Good insulation reduces the strain on your heating system and thereby saves on energy costs.

Regular Cleaning

Just like any other appliance, your heating system also needs regular cleaning to ensure its efficiency. Wipe down and dust off any exposed parts of your heating system to ensure maximum efficiency. You should also keep the outdoor components of your heating system such as the heat pump or air conditioner coils clean and free from debris.

Remember, though these are useful tips for house owners, certain maintenance tasks should be carried out by a professional. Ensuring regular professional maintenance checks on your system can prolong its lifespan, save energy and ultimately, save on costs. At Highlands Quality Climate Control, we’re ready to help you with more complex maintenance tasks and to keep your heating system running smoothly.Contact us today for an expert consultation and excellent heating services.