1: Changing the Air Filter
This is the easiest thing you can do to help maintain your heater. Clogged filters stop air flow from moving through your heating system. If the air cannot flow, your home will not be heated efficiently. Plus, your HVAC system will have to work harder and will be less efficient.
2: Scheduling Routine Maintenance Checkup Each Year
Yes, even your heating system needs to get a wellness visit every year. A routine maintenance service will keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly. Cleaning the blower components and inspecting the entire unit thoroughly will ensure that the unit will last longer and perform well. Plus, when a heating system runs smoothly, it cost less to run during the winter.
3: Upgrading the Thermostat and Setting It Properly
What is a smart thermostat? Well, simply it means out with the old manual thermostat in with the automatic one. A smart thermostat will adjust the temperature in a room based upon your specific needs. You can also get one that can adjust the temperature from you cell phone. In order to avoid higher monthly utility bills, most technicians will stay to keep it around 68° during the winter.
4: Knowing When It’s Time to replace
Unfortunately, heating systems do not last forever. The typical lifespan for a heating system is about 10-15 years. It is important to replace your heating system when it could save you utility costs and maintenance expense by just replacing it with a new, more efficient model.
Don’t get cold during the winter, call A/C Ambulance today (504.467.1400) and we guarantee you will be happy with our services.