Heating season is here! Before you don your favorite sweater and go find some leaves to jump in, though, you should make sure that your home is ready for the heating season. There are a lot of different ways that you can do this, but today we’re going to cover the parts that we can help you with! Have a look below at some of the best ways you can make sure that your home is warm and cozy over the next few months.
Install a New Heating System
Sooner or later, you’re going to need to install a new heating system in your home. Make sure that it’s not in the middle of the coldest season of the year! Nobody wants to have to wrap themselves in layers for a couple of days while waiting for an emergency heating system installation. If you have reason to believe that your heating system is not up to the task of getting you through another winter season, now is the time to replace it!
There are a lot of different ways that you can identify whether or not you need a new heating system. The most reliable way, of course, is to have a technician evaluate your heating system and give a recommendation based on their findings. Outside of that, though, you should also keep an eye out for things like higher monthly operating costs than is typical for the season. That could indicate advanced wear and tear on the system. High breakdown frequency is another common indication that the system is coming to the end of its life. Finally, if your heater is between 15 and 20 years old, you should definitely talk to a professional about replacing it soon.
Be Sure to Schedule Maintenance
Professional maintenance is the single best thing you can do to keep your heating system in good shape for as long as possible. Most of the issues that afflict heating systems go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious harm. Maintenance appointments provide opportunities for your technician to locate and repair problems before they get that far. Preventive maintenance can reduce the odds of a serious problem afflicting your system by up to 90%, and increases the heater’s energy efficiency by up to 40%. If you want to be able to rely on your heating system this heating season, we highly recommend that you schedule maintenance for it in the near future.
Make Sure Your Indoor Air Quality is Taken Care Of
Indoor air quality tends to suffer during cooling and heating seasons. People shut all of their doors and windows in order to aid in climate control, and in the process, they end up breathing dry, stale air that harms their health. Before you do the same, talk to a technician you trust about maybe installing a humidifier or other indoor air quality system.