Minimizing The Strain On Your Heating System

Cherry Hill HVAC Contractor

Taking care of your heating system will not only prolong its life, but lower your energy bill as well. Check out these helpful tips from Cherry Hill’s trusted heating contractor.

As winter swings into full gear, a warm, comfortable home becomes something increasingly precious. However, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature as the outside weather gets colder and colder is bound to put more stress on your heating system.

While there’s no way to avoid cranking up the heat if you want a warmer home, there are things you can do to make sure the strain on your system is kept to a minimum. In turn, this protects the longevity of your system and lowers your energy consumption.

In today’s post, the NATE-certified HVAC experts at Climate Mechanics are going to walk through some helpful tips that every homeowner should know as colder temperatures begin to creep up on us.


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.


Sign Up For Heater Maintenance With Climate Mechanics

At Climate Mechanics, we’ve served the Cherry Hill community for over 25 years with top-quality heating repair, replacement, and maintenance services. Also, if you need a new boiler, furnace, or in-floor radiant heat unit, our Cherry Hill heating technicians will be happy to walk you through your options and select the best option for you.

We’ll also make sure we install it to the highest quality standards and back up our work with a “no lemons” guarantee as well as “installation date” guarantee. Heating services have never been easier!

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to serving you soon!