Want Better Heating System Performance? 3 Steps To Saving Energy
If you’re interested in improving your home’s heating system performance, add an annual maintenance checkup to your schedule. With yearly maintenance performed by a qualified technician, you can rest assured that each part is working in concert with the others and that peak efficiency is taking place each time the furnace or heat pump comes on.
Your heating system performance depends on the system, not just the unit. Every part works as a whole for top energy savings.
Here are three areas to keep up with in order to maximize heating system performance:
- Filter – A clogged filter reduces air circulation, chokes down your fan system and uses more energy trying to keep your home warm. Check the air filter every month and change it if necessary.
- Don’t block vents – Your vent system is designed to take warm air to every corner of the home. A piano, bar stool, recliner, or another item that blocks the airflow can ruin heat distribution. Find another place for that rocking chair and let your vents and air returns breathe properly.
- Thermostat – If your home has a programmable thermostat, you’re saving energy. If it doesn’t, there’s a common rule to follow with both types of thermostats — set them and leave them alone. Moving the thermostat up and down wastes energy and won’t heat the home any quicker. Set the temperature to please the entire family and leave it. You’ll stay comfortable and reduce your energy costs.
Be conscious of your energy usage. Follow these simple tips to encourage better heating system performance. If you’d like more energy-saving advice, contact the professionals at Sobieski Services.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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