We’re almost at the end of winter, which means we’re trying our hardest to give our heating systems one final push before they can hibernate for the warmer months. This means that anything you can do to improve your heating is going to be a good idea. Go ahead and change the air filter, set your thermostat to a mild temperature, and ride out the rest of the winter in good shape.
But what if we told you there were some methods that could improve your heating next year and the year after that? These tips are not just for the immediate future, but they could heavily impact your heating in the next few years. Let’s focus on some great tips that homeowners might not be aware of so they can help avoid heating repair in Waterloo, IA unless it’s absolutely necessary. And in some cases, it will be!
Invest In Repairs and Maintenance
Just because your heating system doesn’t need repairs now, or it already got maintenance last year, doesn’t mean it’s in the clear. Maintenance should be done every single year and repairs should be done whenever you encounter a problem with your system. Both of these services will work hard to ensure the following:
- Components don’t break down and cause problems for your heat in the middle of the winter.
- Efficiency levels stay high so you’re not paying too much for heat.
- The system lasts as long as it possibly can, giving you more time to invest in a replacement when you’re ready.
There’s just nothing that can take the place of professional maintenance and repairs so make sure you invest in them when they’re required.
Purchase a Humidifier
Humidifiers are great tools to help keep heat inside your home. They also have other practical benefits such as improving your immune system and making your house more hospitable to plants and pets.
However, they help the most with heating and home efficiency because humid air retains heat better than dry air. The water vapors in the air can stay warm for longer, meaning your home feels warmer as a result. This stops your heating system from working too hard to keep your house comfortable.
Insulate Your Home
Insulation is another helpful tool in trying to keep the heat indoors where it belongs. This isn’t just about the materials that lie in between your interior and exterior walls. It’s also about the materials that your doors and windows are made of.
For instance, double-pane windows can reduce energy costs by up to 24% in the wintertime and 18% in the summertime, just by existing where your old, single-pane windows used to be. They’re designed specifically to let in that precious sunlight without the heat during the summer or the cold during the winter. And, coupled with a high-efficiency heating unit, you’ll lower your heating bill as well.
At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, give us a call at the number above, email email@example.com or schedule an appointment online.