3 Tips to Stay Warm This Winter
Winter in the Pacific Northwest is cold and wet, forcing people indoors for most of the next few months. Your heating system will be your ever-constant source of warmth, so it’s important to make sure that it is running at its peak. If you want to ensure that you stay as warm and comfortable as possible this year, follow these helpful tips.
Don’t neglect furnace maintenance.
Just like your body needs exams from time to time and your car needs regular oil changes, so does your furnace system need attention to its inner workings. Annual preventative maintenance appointments do just that. Our team at Climate Control will examine your system’s internal and external components to make sure everything is functioning as it should. We will also run an energy efficiency check and talk to you about any issues that may pose a problem now or later down the road. Preventative maintenance helps keep your system running at peak efficiency, so your utility bills don’t skyrocket. Not to mention, it gives you the assurance that your furnace won’t break down at an unexpected time, forcing you to come up with money for an expensive repair.
Check your doors and windows.
Old, leaky, unsealed windows and doors can leak that precious warm air from inside your home to the outside. In addition, cold air can make its way inside through small cracks, making your home drafty and uncomfortable. Your heating system is working hard to keep the rooms in your home at the correct temperature, but if your windows and doors are not sealed properly, the system will have to work even harder to do its job. That translates to more energy use and a spike in utility bills. Now is a great time to seal your windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulking, or consider doing a full replacement with new, energy-efficient windows and doors.
#3: Clean or replace air filters.
Your air filters play a key role in keeping your furnace system functioning well. In addition, they help trap dirt, debris, and other harmful airborne particles that try to make their way into the air you breathe. Change or replace the filters on your heating system every 1-2 months. It’s a small maintenance task that makes a huge difference.
With the holidays right around the corner and winter weather already arriving, it’s important to keep your comfort in mind! Contact us at Climate Control today to get your maintenance or repair appointment scheduled or to talk to us about furnace replacement options.