Temperatures are already beginning to plunge, but many local homeowners aren’t quite ready for the cold. You can’t stop time, however, so it’s time to prepare your home as soon as you can! Getting ready for the cold means more than stocking up on scarves and hot chocolate. It also means making sure your home is safe and your heater is in the best condition possible for the season ahead.
Schedule Fall Maintenance
If you haven’t scheduled an appointment for fall heater maintenance yet, then your home isn’t ready for the cold. Make sure you get this out of the way ASAP. A technician can show up for a complete inspection of your heating system, ensuring safety and the most efficient operation possible. They also provide a tune-up that may make everything run more smoothly throughout the winter and could improve overall efficiency as well as the lifespan of the unit.
Change the Furnace Filter (or Heat Pump Filter)
If you have a forced-air heating system—one that moves warm air through vents around the home—then you have a filter that needs replacing before it gets any colder. If the filter is too clogged, it creates problems for more than just your allergies. It can also keep air from getting through to your system. That means reduced efficiency, higher bills, and more problems throughout the winter. Change the filter now and each month to keep air moving as usual.
Consider These Upgrades
We highly recommend making these changes to your heating system in the fall if you want a heater that performs more efficiently and effectively throughout the winter. Consider…
- A zone control system so that you can adjust the temperature separately in different rooms or zones of the home.
- A Wi-Fi thermostat to control the temperature directly from your smart phone.
- A variable speed blower which can help your heater run less noisily and which may dramatically improve efficiency and temperature accuracy.
Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for heating system services in Bloomfield, NM.