It’s getting colder, and that means it’s time to start turning on the heat in your home so that you can stay comfortable. When you are worried about heating costs, it’s important to start with a routine heating maintenance visit from M&M Mechanical, Inc.
If any furnace repair is needed during the time of your maintenance visit, the technician can talk with you about your options. Yearly maintenance allows your system to run more efficiently and will reduce the number of emergency repairs needed.
Keep the Temperature in Your Home Moderate
While you may think you are saving money by turning your heat way down while you are away from the house, this is not going to be very efficient. Once you return home, the system is going to have to work extra hard to get your home up to a comfortable temperature. Turn the thermostat down a few degrees when you aren’t there, but try to avoid big fluctuations in the overall temperature. Invest in a programmable thermostat to automate turning down the temperature at scheduled times.
Allow in Noon Day Sunshine
Even when the weather is cold, the sun can help tremendously to heat up your home. If you have southern facing windows, open up your drapes during the winter months to draw in the warm sunlight. Once the day ends and the sun is gone, close your drapes up tight to keep the warm air in.
Air Should Flow Freely Throughout Your Home
In the spaces you want to keep heated, it will benefit your overall system if you allow air to flow freely. This means turning on ceiling fans if necessary to circulate air and to avoid closing doors to rooms you are using. If you have rooms that you want to close off in the winter, make sure that your heating system is turned off in that room. You don’t want to have a closed off room overheated because the air isn’t flowing correctly through your home.
When you take good care of your heating system, you are less likely to need emergency furnace repair. With yearly maintenance and paying attention to how you use your system, you can optimize how your heating system so that it is more efficient.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions or service needs you may have. We’re happy to help!