By this time of the year, you have more than likely turned on your furnace as least for the colder nights or to take a chill out of the house. With the holidays coming up soon, you definitely do not need an underperforming furnace or one that has failed to put a damper on a family gathering. Here are some tips from your heating contractor that can help you avoid a problem.
- Tip #1 – Maintenance: If you haven’t had your furnace serviced by your heating contractor yet, now is the time to do it. It can be easy to forget about it when there are unseasonably warm days or you’ve already tuned your mind into holiday preparations, but it will only take a minute to call and an hour or two for them to perform the maintenance.
- Tip #2 – Don’t Close Vents: It is tempting to close vents in rooms you aren’t using, but that makes your furnace work in a manner it wasn’t designed to. The airflow through the ductwork was carefully planned out when your home was built, and disrupting that makes your furnace work harder, which can result in not only a higher utility bill, but also wear and tear that can lead to an early demise of your heating system
- Tip #3 – Install Programmable Thermostat: Lowering the temperature on the thermostat when you are away for the day can save money and preserve the life of the furnace. In addition, consider a lower temperature at night when you can put an additional blanket on the bed instead. It is actually healthier to sleep in a cooler setting, too.
If you would like to schedule services, the heating contractor to call is JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling. We are experienced with keeping furnaces in top working order and providing honest recommendations about repairs and replacement. We are happy to provide advice that will help you keep your HVAC system working efficiently for many years to come. Call today to learn more.