Most homes have a heating system in them. This is by far the most effective way to keep a home safe and warm during the cold months. However, not all homeowners know what they should do to keep their heating system working well. If you can maintain the system properly you can avoid expensive heating repairs. Here are some things that you can do to keep your heater working well.
1. Program The Thermostat
One of the best things you can do for your heater is to conserve energy. Just like any machine, if it is pumping on full speed all day and all night, everyday, it is bound to become tired and worn out. This is why programming your thermostat to blow less during certain times of the night or day can really help. This will give your heater times to rest essentially where it doesn't have to work as hard. Usually you can decrease your thermostat a couple degrees at night when everyone is using blankets to stay warm. Or you turn it down during the day when everyone is gone from the house, then turn it up just before people get home so that house is comfortable again.
2. Clean The Air Ducts
Many people bring in professionals to work on the central heating unit, but fail to realize just how important the ducts are in keeping the heater working. If the ducts are obstructed or dirty it will cause the system to have to work extra hard to heat the house, and it could compromise the air quality of the house. This is why you should have someone come in and clean your ducts regularly.
You can tell that your ducts need to be cleaned by how well each room is being heated. If there are some rooms that get really hot, and other rooms are significantly colder, it could be a problem with the ducts.
3. Find Other Ways To Heat The House
Lastly, if you can find other ways to keep your house warm, it will help to conserve the heating unit and give it a break. If you have a fireplace, consider firing it up on a cold evening, perhaps you could put down rugs in the house to keep it warmer and better insulated, or turn down the heat and have everyone use blankets to keep warm.
These are just some simple things you can do to protect your heater.Share
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