As the cooler weather approaches, it is important to remember that your heating system will need some extra TLC as the season changes. Before you are bound indoors by the colder weather, you should make sure that everything is in proper working order. It is crucial to ease your system into the transition and function of winter heating. Continue reading to find out WHAT you should do BEFORE you turn your system on EARLY!
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat will not only make your daily life a breeze, but they have the potential to lower your utility bills by 10%. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust your home’s temperature to conserve energy while the space is unoccupied. Some smart thermostats even give intel on when to TURN ON your home’s system!
2. Seal Air Leaks
Sealing air leaks around entry points in your home, whether doors or windows, is a great preventative feature for heat leakage. Weatherstripping around the threshold of doors will prevent cold air from coming in and the amount the furnace kicks on in return. Caulking windows and doors is another inexpensive improvement to make the most of turning your system on early. This simple and inexpensive fix will save you money and improve the efficiency of your home’s system!
3. Change Filters
Changing out your heating system’s filters is pertinent for the health of your system and the overall indoor air quality of your home. You should ideally be changing out your system’s filters every 90 days. The longer your system is in place the more dirt, debris, and allergens accumulate, clogging the filter and altering your system’s efficiency.
4. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
Preventative maintenance improves the overall efficiency of your home’s system. By turning your system on early, our trusted technicians can detect if your system is working properly. When the cold weather hits, you won’t want to be left without heat. Furnace tune-ups allow you to find and solve any issues that your heating system may be having. Your system will not only be working properly, it’ll also be working efficiently! An efficient furnace will leave you with peace of mind and lower utility bills.
Are you ready to turn your furnace on early? If so, give our HomeWorks team a call at (651) 300-4415 to schedule your furnace tune-up. This tune-up will ensure your system is working properly and that there are no underlying issues. Let our team give your home the WORKS this fall so your home is running at peak performance!