If you haven’t already, now is the time to get your home all set up for heating season! You don’t want to wait until the temperature really starts to drop before making sure that your home is properly prepared for it, do you? Of course not! Better to take care of it now, so in a couple of weeks you don’t have to worry about it. With that in mind, let’s go over some of the best ways that you can make sure your home is as prepared as possible for the upcoming heating season.
Install a New Heating System
If your home heating system just isn’t up to the task of keeping you warm through another cold season, then now is a pretty good time to replace it with one you can rely on. The best way to tell if your heating system needs replacing or not is, of course, to make an appointment with a technician you trust. They’ll be able to closely evaluate your system and make a recommendation that will meet your needs. If you’re not quite there yet, though, there are still a number of other ways that you can tell your heating system needs replacing.
For example, does your heater need to be repaired at least once a year? Are your gas or electric bills much higher than they have been historically during heating season? Is your heater older than 15-20 years? All of these are common indications that your heating system is probably in need of replacement.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance!
Most of the various issues that can harm your heating system don’t give off any obvious symptoms until they’ve already caused some damage. That’s not the best time to be finding out that you have a problem in the first place. Ideally, you would want to catch problems early, which is why preventive maintenance is such a good idea. Preventive maintenance provides your technician with the chance to find and resolve any potential issues in your system before they have the opportunity to get any worse. Doing this every fall season can ensure that your system is in the best possible condition before you start putting that added strain on it.
Regular maintenance can reduce the odds of your system developing a serious problem by up to 90%, and improve energy efficiency by up to 40%. So, if you haven’t had maintenance conducted on your system in a while, now is a great time to do it! You won’t have to worry about the system developing an issue this season and you’ll be able to take full advantage of the boost in energy efficiency that the maintenance provides.