We know that fall just arrived, and you’re not ready to think about the winter months yet. However, before you know it, the temperatures will be dropping rapidly and Ohio will see its first snowfall of the season. Even if you are a lover of cold weather, we doubt you want to experience those chills inside your home. That’s why our team at Allied Services, Inc. has put together three easy tips to keep your heating system working all winter long.
1. Change HVAC Filters Regularly
The importance of changing your HVAC filters cannot be overstated. Your furnace needs a clean air filter in order to operate at peak efficiency. A dirty filter causes the whole system to work harder to distribute heat or air where it is needed, which can lead to higher energy bills. Additionally, a clean air filter will catch more of the dirt, dust, debris, and other particles that make their way into your home.
2. Use a Programmable Thermostat
The biggest benefit to installing a programmable thermostat is the cost savings you will experience on your heating bill. You don’t have to keep your heat so high while you’re away from home. Instead, you can create a schedule that follows your family’s routine, and keeps the temperature warm while you’re at home, but eases up on the energy usage when you’re away. A programmable thermostat also has the ability to help you maintain the perfect, consistent temperature throughout your home and thus helps your HVAC system work at its best.
3. Keep Vents Clear
Sure, your new couch might look great on that one wall in your living room. But, if it’s covering up a vent, it could cause an issue. It can not only cause the room to be unevenly heated, but it also puts pressure on your furnace to heat an area that is closed off. Be sure your vents are clear from furniture, curtains, rugs, or other household items that could restrict airflow.
For more information on how to optimize your HVAC unit this winter, contact Allied Services today at (937) 269-5059. We are a one-stop shop for all of your heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality needs in Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas.