You depend on your heater to keep you warm and comfortable during the winter months, so naturally, you should take care of it to make sure it turns on and works properly when called for. A heater is a hefty investment, so odds are you want to preserve its lifespan for as long as possible in order to make sure it continues to provide you and your home with the warm air you need. Extending your heater’s longevity doesn’t have to be a tall order; here are just a few simple tips nearly any homeowner can use to keep their heater functioning properly and extend its life for years to come.
The importance of your system’s air filter cannot be understated. This small, cheap, and easily-disposable part is responsible for making sure the air that enters your system is free of dust, dander, and other allergens that could cause damage to your system or swirl throughout your home, possibly triggering allergy symptoms. You should be replacing your filter at least twice a year, if not more depending on your usage levels. Doing so before firing up your heater for the first time is the perfect opportunity.
You don’t necessarily need to keep your home warm and cozy all day long, especially if nobody’s actually home. Not to mention, constantly keeping your heater running can drive up your energy costs sky high. This is where a programmable thermostat can really help: they automatically shut off your heater as you leave for work, and then turn on again just before you return so you come back to a comfortable house.
Many people don’t realize that their heating vents may both be preventing their heater form warming their home and causing it to wear out faster. Blocking vents, either by closing them off or by putting furniture over them, causes added pressure in your vents, which not only prevents heat from reaching your home, but forces your blower motor to have to work harder, which in turn wears it out quicker.
Regularly scheduled maintenance can keep your heater functioning perfectly all winter long. Maintenance services provided by Colorado Springs heating and cooling technicians will clean up critical components, check for any serious damage, and make sure your system is ready to handle the long, numerous hours of use you expect it to get over these next several months.To schedule your maintenance service, call Bruno’s Heating & Cooling at (719) 491-4328 today!
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