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How to Help Your Heater this Season

Is your home feeling cozy and warm this winter? Or does it feel like it’s either too hot or too cold, but never quite right? If the latter is the case, your heater may need a little help. Don’t worry, these small changes can be quick and cost-effective. Here is a closer look at a few simple home remedies. Plus, our expert team will tell you when it’s time to call a professional HVAC company in Palm City, FL.

1. Uncover Your Vents

This may sound obvious but take a look around your home and check your heating vents. Are they covered by furniture or curtains? If yes, you are forcing your heating system to work harder than necessary.

As a result, components may need more maintenance, and your heating bills will rise. To help your heating system even more, vacuum the vents to remove dust and any other particulate that may have accumulated over time.

2. Seal The Gaps

No matter how well your heater is working, it has little chance to be effective if there are big gaps under your doors or around your windows.

Consider applying weatherstrips to your doors and check for gaps around your power sockets. Simple improvements around your home may save you up to 20% on your heating bill. 

3. Change Your Heater Settings

When was the last time you looked at the settings for your heating thermostat? Are you sure it is working well for your and your family’s daily routine?

Many American households set their thermostats high but only run them for a short time. As a result, your home cools down and the heater has to work harder to increase the temperature. Keeping the thermostat lower but constant will help reduce your heating bill.

What’s more, can you remember when you last ran out of hot water? If your answer is “Never!” chances are your water heater is set too high. Consider changing your settings to somewhere between 110- and 120-degrees Fahrenheit to have hot water available without scalding your hands.

4. Check Your Filters

The air filters on your HVAC system work especially hard in the summer and in the winter. That means they need to be changed regularly to help them work efficiently. Some HVAC systems require monthly changes, other filters can last up to three months.

Overworked filters not only increase your heating bills. They also damage the quality of the air you breathe in your home and can lead to health problems in the long term.

5. Consider an Energy Audit and Regular Service

Scheduling an energy audient and regular maintenance of your HVAC system may seem like an extravagance, but the opposite is true. Well-maintained heating and cooling systems work as efficiently as possible, saving you money both during colder and warmer months.

Regular maintenance also helps spot problems as they develop, when it is easy to fix them. As a result, you avoid costly repairs, and the maintenance more than pays for itself.

Contact Mechanical Air Conditioning for your heating care. We’re “Your Trusted Choice in A/C Repair.”

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