So far, your heating system has usually performed just as you needed it to for the short winter seasons we have in New Mexico. When you start to notice it’s not functioning quite as usual, though, you may not think it’s a serious problem. Service can wait until you’re ready to pay the price, you might think, but we feel this is unwise.
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Most people would love to spend less money on their monthly bills. However, when it comes to saving on necessities like a heating system, it’s difficult to know where to start. After all, much of your heating system is hidden in places you don’t look, with the heater cabinet located out of view and the ducts in the ceiling, walls, and crawlspaces.
Because of this, you may not realize that these 4 factors can influence the efficiency at which your furnace runs, and the size of your bills. We hope this knowledge will help you to upgrade your home or make small changes for better efficiency.
Your home air filter is in place for a reason. Yes, it can filter out particulate that could otherwise make you sick or have an effect on your allergies or asthma symptoms. However, that’s more a feature of modern air filters. Filters have been engineered for furnaces and air conditioners since the beginning of the 20th century, since without them, the system could be pummeled by debris as the blower fan sucks in air.
An air filter is there to protect your health and your investment. But when it gets too dirty, it’s not really helping you at all. This isn’t just due to health concerns. (In fact, the lack of air circulation may help to stop even more particles from circulating!) Rather, it’s because a dirty filter raises the cost of heating and cooling.
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.
There’s not much you can know about your heating system until the weather gets cold and you start to use it—unless you call in quality heating technicians now to take a look. Heating technicians offer maintenance services that help to identify issues early and that may even help to prevent system breakdowns.
The heating season may seem far off, but soon enough you’ll have a cold day when you need to run your heater. And while modern heaters come with a lot of safety features that help to protect you and your home, there are some dangers present with any gas heating system. Even other types of gas appliances can be risky.