“Preventative” is a word that should be welcomed with open arms in your home. When we talk about “preventative heating tips,” what we’re really talking about are ways you can avoid repairs in the future by preventing them today. Overall, preventative maintenance is the difference between a broken down heater in the middle of the winter and a heater that, while it might still struggle, will ultimately keep you safe and comfortable throughout its lifespan.
What are these preventative tips? And how can you trust us?
Well, we’re the premier team when it comes to HVAC in Dallas, GA. Our staff is always experienced, knowledgeable, and well-equipped with the technology needed to ensure your system runs smoothly and effectively. We just know how heaters work, and we’ll let you in on some industry secrets that can keep you comfortable for longer.
Tip #1: Keep Temperatures Mild
When you think of cozy, what kinds of temperatures do you have in mind? Would you feel the most comfortable at a balmy 77 degrees in your home while a snowstorm rages on outside? Well, that’s not a good use of energy or fuel, since heaters are not meant to be saunas. They’re supposed to keep your home relatively comfortable by keeping temperatures mild enough where you can change the last few degrees yourself! Try using some blankets, sweatshirts, or cooking something in your kitchen to raise the temperature by a few more degrees if it’s not warm enough for you.
The higher the temperature you set on the thermostat, the harder your heater is going to work. It’s one thing if your heater isn’t working to your comfort standards (which we can help with), but it’s another thing if your standards are unattainable. Homes that reach 80 degrees in the dead of winter will usually run their heaters into the ground.
Tip #2: Keep Things Clean!
Your heater relies on the air and space inside your home. If that air is constantly inundated with dust, the dust will clog up the heater’s air filter and eventually cause problems down the line, leading to system breakdowns and retirement. Not only is the air important, but also the space where your heater is. If you’ve got a gas furnace, you’re going to want to keep a few feet clear and clean around the system since any paper goods or boxes nearby could be a fire hazard in the event of an emergency. Basically, keeping vents and your heater clear and clean will maximize efficiency and efficacy.
Tip #3: Sign Up for Maintenance
While you might consider this cheating, since it requires our help, we’d beg to differ. Signing up for yearly preventative maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your heater. It allows a licensed professional to take a thorough look through your system and analyze its condition. Any problems, efficiency issues, or dire needs will be addressed on the spot or will be scheduled with you down the line. If you’re in the market for keeping your heater running as long as possible—this is the way to do it.