3 Heating Improvement Projects For More Efficient Heating When Winter Arrives

Don't forget to prepare your heating system for the winter. Try these HVAC and furnace maintenance tips to prevent future problems.

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Preparing for the Winter? Try These Helpful Heating Tips

Getting your heating system ready for the winter is a big task. But with the right tips, you can do it easily. Last winter was the worst time of the year for my family. Our heating system broke down and left the home freezing cold. We actually created our problem because we didn't check our furnace for issues in the fall. By the time the temperatures dropped a few months later, it was too late to repair the furnace. Instead, we had to replace it. My blog helps you avoid this problem. I offer tips on how to prepare your heating system for the upcoming winter, as well as maintenance tips you can use if it breaks down. Thanks for stopping by.

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3 Heating Improvement Projects For More Efficient Heating When Winter Arrives

12 April 2016
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Soon it will be time to turn the heating off, which also means it is time for maintenance to your HVAC system. This may be a good time to start considering improvements for your heating to save money next winter. You may want to update your system with features like solar collectors to make your heating more efficient, programmable thermostats. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your heating when spring arrives:

1. Install A Solar Water Heater For More Efficiency And Renewable Energy

Adding a solar water heater to your home can be a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your furnace. These are collectors that can be mounted on your roof or in direct sunlight and provide thermal energy to your heating system. With modern evacuated tube systems, they can even work during the cold winter months and on overcast days. This is something that can help improve energy efficiency, as well as provide you with energy to use with other mechanical systems like the hot water heater that you use all year.

2.  Have Your Furnace Cleaned To Ensure You Are Ready For Winter To Arrive

The dust and debris that gets caught in your furnace can cause many problems. It can cause allergens to be circulated in your home, as well as extra wear to your furnace. This is why you may want to have your system cleaned to ensure it lasts for many years. A heating repair service can clean all the components inside the furnace, as well as check for any problems that may need repair before next winter. Having the system cleaned will also reduce allergens in your home and prevent the burnt smell that is common when you turn your heating on for the first time.

3. Update Your Thermostat With New Programmable Controls For More Energy Savings

Many older homes have outdated controls for the HVAC system. This can be an analog dial that you turn to adjust the temp or an older digital thermostat that only allows you to set the temp but not program the system. To improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, you may want to consider having newer programmable controls installed, which will allow you to program your heating for maximum energy efficiency and comfort.

These are some improvements that you may want to consider to make your heating more efficient next year. If you are ready to start improving your heating and cooling systems, contact a heating repair service and talk with them about some of these options while the weather is nice and you do not need heating or cooling that much.