Have your heater serviced before it gets too cold.
As the autumn is upon us with leaves falling and turning into beautiful colors, football games and colder nights it makes it fun to stay warm and gather with friends and family. You should not take for granted the value of staying warm this fall.
Your heating system is an important element in the well-being of your home or business. There are a few things that you should not neglect as the colder nights of fall and upcoming winter approach.
Change the Air Filter
Ignoring the air filter will create future problems for your heating system and make the air quality in your home less desirable. When a dirty air filter is not changed on a monthly or quarterly basis it can easily congest the air flow and make your heating system work harder and longer which will increase your energy bills and can ultimately wear out your system.
Changing your air filter throughout the year can save the average household 5-15% on energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy the annual cost for energy per household is near $2,200.
Money is not the only thing you’ll save by changing your air filter on a regular basis. If you suffer from allergies or asthma you will find the indoor air quality to be much better. Air filters trap pollen, dust, pet dander and many other microparticles to make breathing inside your home or office easier.
Programmable Thermostats are Highly Recommended
Based on your daily schedule you can program the thermostat to work more efficiently. You can set the heating to lower temperatures when you are gone during the day. In the evenings you can have it set to a comfortable temperature, then a night you can notch it down a few degrees and sleep comfortably with a few extra blankets.
The HVAC technicians should check the calibration and make sure the thermostat is operating properly with routine service tune-ups. Make sure your thermostat is in an interior wall without interference from direct sunlight or cold drafts.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mention that over 400 people die unintentionally every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. The worst thing about carbon monoxide is that it’s odorless and does not have any color. Your seasonal HVAC tune-up will include checking for any signs of carbon monoxide issues.
Make sure your windows and doors are properly sealed and you don’t feel any drafts. When your home or office is properly sealed it will help your HVAC system run more smoothly and effectively. You can save nearly 15% on your energy bill just by making simple caulking and weatherstripping around doors and windows.
Annual HVAC Tune-Ups
It definitely worth the cost to have an HVAC technician service your heater and air conditioning on an annual basis. New HVAC systems can cost thousands of dollars, but also be worth the investment if you have an older inefficient HVAC system. If you want to extend the life of your existing system and save money on energy bills, regular check-ups will be money well spent for your indoor comfort.
Art Electric & HVAC Inc provides quarterly and annual HVAC tune-ups. We serve Rockwall, Dallas, Rowlett, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Heath, Royse City, Murphy, Sachse and Wylie, TX. Call 214-316-5944 for 24 Hour HVAC repairs, services and tune-ups.