Take Stock Of Your Home’s Insulation
When it comes to reducing stress on your heating unit, reducing the amount of runtime is key. A home that has proper insulation is better equipped to retain the heat produced by your boiler or furnace. In turn, this means you won’t have to worry about your heater having to kick on as often just to retain the temperature set on your thermostat.
While it’s important to have the insulation in your walls inspected for any damages, you can also do DIY projects such as caulking windows and sealing any gaps in doors that might let cold air in.
Check Your Airflow & Vents
One of the most neglected, and easily remedied, parts of caring for your heating unit is periodically changing the air filter. Keeping on top of this task will not only ensure you get better indoor air quality, it will also keep your heater running smoothly.
Additionally, you’ll want to make sure your ducts are in tip-top shape. This means having them cleaned out periodically as well as checked for any leaks. At Climate Mechanics, we use the advanced Aeroseal® duct sealing method to ensure that leaks are sealed from the inside out — no messy tape or missed spots!
Invest In Regular Heating Tune Ups
Mechanical equipment requires regular care to ensure its running at peak performance. While there are simple things like changing the air filter that you can do yourself, when it comes to the complexities and mechanical workings of your heating system you’ll want to leave that job to a professional.
This leads us to our next, and more important, point. Keeping on top of regular professional maintenance ensures that you catch small repairs before they become large ones. Investing in regular maintenance can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your unit.