The weather is finally starting to cool down here and the holiday season is heating up. This is an exciting time of year where you might get a little distracted by everything going on around you. There is a lot to celebrate, even more to plan for, and when you’re not doing either of those things, you’re probably curled up on your couch watching your favorite holiday movies. In a way, this is prepping for winter, but we want to encourage you to get your HVAC system into the mix.
If you haven’t already prepared your heater for the upcoming season, then we want today to be your guiding light. Make sure that you give your heater the attention it deserves this season. We’re the experts in HVAC service in Clute, TX, so we have some tips you should try today.
How to Prepare Your Heater
Here are some ways that you can prepare your heater for the cold weather that’s to come.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
It’s time for you to schedule your heating maintenance appointment. This is the perfect time of year to do this. We’re at the end of the fall season, but it’s not quite over yet. This means that if you prepare your home’s heater now, you’re going to get the service you’re looking for this upcoming winter. If you’re calling us to schedule a maintenance appointment, you should go the extra mile and ask about our maintenance program. It’s a long-term solution to your heating services.
Clear Your Vents
Are your vents covered by bookshelves, posters, paintings, or anything else? This is going to hurt your heating services. You’re going to end up paying more for less. You can avoid troubles like this when you make sure the vents aren’t blocked.
Get a New Thermostat
Make sure that you have the right thermostat. At this point, we suggest that you have a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. An older, non-digital thermostat isn’t going to cut it anymore. Even a digital thermostat really isn’t keeping your efficiency in mind the way a newer system could. We can suggest models to you if you’re looking for assistance.
Help Your Heater Help You
The best thing you can do for your heater is set it up for success. When we talk about this, we’re talking about appropriate temperatures. We know what it’s like to come home from cold weather outdoors and want to crank up the thermostat. This isn’t wise. If you’re not choosing mild temperatures (anywhere from 68 to 72 degrees) then you’re probably overworking your heater. Try these temperatures first and if you’re still not satisfied, you can turn the temperature up a little bit.
Know When You Cross the Line Into a Repair Need
Sometimes, what you need isn’t maintenance. Eventually, you might need to up your care to repair work. A small problem now has the ability to mount to a large problem later. Make sure that you get in touch with our professionals for the work you need.
Contact Switzerland Air today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.