Is Your Heating System Cold-Weather Ready?
- October 18, 2018
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Assuring your heating system is ready for the cold weather requires a little preparation. A few extra steps now can mean less wasted energy, a more comfortable home, and lower energy bills. Some steps you can take on your own to prepare for the heating season:
Change furnace filters regularly (monthly) or at least twice during the heating system.
Check insulation, add weather stripping and caulk around windows and doors
Regulate temperature – turn down the temperature or install programmable thermostats
Keep all vents and air returns clear so as not to obstruct air flow.
Keep the furnace area clear of any chemicals or cleaning products and move anything that would impede ventilation
Install a humidifier. Dry air feels cooler. A humidifier can make the home feel five degrees warmer than a home with dry air.
Follow furnace manufacturer’s recommended service schedule
For optimal performance of your HVAC system, it is important to have an annual service tune-up. Professional maintenance can identify any potential problems to avoid a no-heat emergency. Check our Fall Specials and schedule your furnace tune-up service appointment with Ideal Air LLC.
It comes as no surprise that if you have an older system that was built before current efficiency standards, you could be spending more than needed on heating your home. It is reported that nearly half of all HVAC equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency due to incorrect installation. If it is time to replace your heating system, Ideal Air can assure that your system is properly installed by a licensed professional.
Call Ideal Air LLC today at 651-707-6007 so you know your furnace is cold-weather ready!