As the leaves start to change color and the air gets crisp, it’s time to start thinking about getting your heating system ready for fall. Here are four tips from the experts at Torch Services to get your home heating system prepared:
1. Schedule a furnace tune-up.
Just like your car, your furnace needs regular maintenance to run properly. A tune-up will ensure that your furnace is clean and running efficiently.
Torch Services provides heating maintenance with our Tough Membership annual maintenance membership plan which includes heating, cooling and plumbing check-ups as well as discounted service calls and priority scheduling.
2. Check for drafts around doors and windows.
Drafty doors and windows can let cold air into your home, making your heating system work harder to keep the house warm. Weather-strip doors and windows to help seal in the heat in your home.
Weather strips are an easy and inexpensive way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and can be found at most hardware stores.
3. Invest in a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat can help you save money on your energy bill by allowing you to set the temperature lower when you’re away from home or asleep.
Installing a programmable thermostat is a quick and easy project that you can do yourself or you can contact a heating professional.
4. Check your furnace filters.
Dirty furnace filters can not only reduce the efficiency of your furnace, but they can also cause it to overwork and break down. Checking your filters monthly and changing them as needed is an easy way to keep your furnace running smoothly.
Ordering several filters at once or online and having them handy can save you time and money in the long run – and keep you from putting off replacing your filter on time.
By following these small tips, you can rest assured that your furnace will be ready to keep you warm all winter long. For more information or to schedule a tune-up, contact Torch Services today.