1. Clean Your Furnace Filter
A dirty air filter will always make your furnace run harder than it should which can unnecessarily drive up your energy bills. We recommmend replacing your furnace filter on a monthly basis and at the beginning of the colder season.
2. Clean Your Air Vents
Cleaning your air vents can help prevent blockages and improve various indoor air quality problems. Additionally clean vents can help maintain a desired temperature throughout your home. Contact us for a professional air duct cleaning if you are noticing any unusual blockages.
3. Add Additional Insulation
Additional insulation will work wonders for keeping the heat created by your HVAC system. Remember that heat travels upwards. While insulation is important everywhere, the attic should receive more emphasis. If you aren’t sure how much insulation your home needs, contact us for some expert advice.
4. Check (or even upgrade) Your Thermostat
It’s always a good idea to check your thermostat to ensure it actually has your desired settings. Additionally, many are finding out that upgrading to a programmable thermostat offers many benefits (including more money in their wallet) A programmable thermostat optimized your HVAC system with advanced features that help in maintaining a consistent temperature based on your comfort preferences, can offer zoned heating and cooling, and save you money. Contact us about upgrading your thermostat today!
5. Schedule an Inspection
If you didn’t have a heating system inspection done in the fall, now is the time to do it. During a heating tune-up, an HVAC technician will come to your home and inspect your heating system to look for any signs of wear and tear that needs to be addressed. The inspection will also include cleaning and optimizing the furnace so it will run efficiently.