With the start of the fall season around the corner, it is time to start thinking about heating your home for the winter. Walnutport, Allentown and the surrounding communities can get very cold, so if your heating system is not running smoothly, it may be a very expensive and uncomfortable winter. Preparing your system is not hard, but knowing exactly what you can do and when it is time to call the professionals is important. There are many things you can do to improve the efficiency of your heating system, saving you energy and money on utility bills.
Change Air Filters
Changing the air filters in your heating system is one of the simplest things you can do to maximize efficiency. A clogged filter will prevent proper airflow and cause the rest of the system’s components to work harder. By putting this unnecessary strain on your unit, it is using more energy to run. Changing your air filters will not only save energy, and therefore money, but improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Weatherize Your Home
Sealing your home from the elements will start saving you energy instantly. Air leaks are common and will let your warm air escape, making it hard to stay warm. Your heating system will have to work harder and use more energy to maintain a warm home. Weatherizing can include weather-stripping the door, adding caulking and insulation, or sealing leaks such as the fireplace or vents.
Schedule Seasonal Maintenance
After you perform these do-it-yourself fixes, it may be time to call the professionals. Scheduling seasonal maintenance is important to ensure efficiency of your heating system and prevent unexpected repairs. Maintenance tune-ups include cleaning, calibrating, changing belts, and inspecting. A clean and well-functioning system will use less energy and lower your bills.
Maximizing the efficiency of your heating system is important for the upcoming fall season. For more information on heating your home, call Sullivan Oil & Propane at (610) 810-3992.
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