Heating system problems tend to arise in the winter, when the nights get cold, the high temperatures of summertime are long forgotten. You’re probably accustomed to paying higher electricity bills in the winter. But do those bills have to be so high? You can lower them with a few tips, and a little foresight.
Here’s how to get the most out of your heating system this winter:
- Have your heater cleaned. Most reputable repair services offer a routine maintenance and upkeep session, which gives your heater a little tune-up. The technician cleans off the dust and dirt that have built up over the summer (which can be quite a bit here in Arizona). He also tightens the bolts, belts and fittings that may have loosened during last year’s heating season, to prevent leaks and lower stress on the individual components. Not only will it reduce the possibility of more major repairs, it will help the heater perform more efficiently, saving money in monthly energy bills.
- Consider a heating upgrade. If you want to save money, you might think about having upgrades added on to your system. For example, look into zone controls, which divide your home into individual sections that can be heated separately. That lets you warm only those parts of the house that you’re using, which can save you a great deal of money.
- Insulate your home better. Insulation in your home helps keep cool air in during the summer season, as well as hot air in when it gets cold. See about adding more insulation to your attic or crawlspaces to help reduce the cost of energy.
For more on how to get the most out of your heating system this winter, or for any questions regarding your maintenance and repair issues, give the experts at Goettl a call. We offer heating and furnace repair, replacement and maintenance services, and are dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Call us today to set up an appointment!