During the winter months, when the weather is cool, it is a necessity to have a heating system. While we are relying so heavily on the heating system, it is not ideal to worry about your heating system not operating to it’s full potential or needing repairs. To prevent unavoidable repairs and keep your heating system efficient, we at NY NJ A/C Connection would like to offer a few suggestions.
Routine Central Heating Maintenance
To optimize the heating system’s effectiveness, be sure to schedule routine maintenance. It is important that, in addition to your own care, tune-ups, inspections, and other maintenance is conducted for a proper operating heating system. Make certain the vents are clean and they are clutter-free as a part of your own care. Air filter changes and other important steps are crucial in order to keep the heating system operating well and help prevent breakdowns. The heating system should be tuned up towards the end of summer start of fall and an inspection at the end of heating system season.
HVAC Heating Systems Upgrade
Your outdated furnace or heat pump may need to be replaced when the original efficiency is lost, and the system is over 10 years old. The upgrades will help you save energy for years to come when you invest in heating systems with Energy Star labels meet national standards for efficiency. To ensure that you purchase the right size and model heating system for your home, be sure to speak with an HVAC system contractor.
Clean / Change Air Filter
To keep the dirt, dust, and debris from out of the system and your home, the HVAC system needs the air filters. With every air cycle, the filters become clogged rapidly as they retain the offending particles. Every 1 to 3 months, depending on the type of filter, the air filters need to be replaced or cleaned. When the filters are over filled, the efficiency is the reduced and the wear and tear is accelerated, requiring more repairs.
In a standard HVAC system, one of the primary components is the ductwork, and they are designed to distribute the heated air produced from your heating appliance throughout the home. Most are not likely to think of the ducts, especially if your home feels warm and comfortable. Causing the HVAC systems to lose 20% to 30% of the energy generated by the HVAC system, the ductwork can develop cracks and holes as well as bad seals.
Adjust Thermostat Temperature
In most homes, the pivotal heating element is the thermostat. At night when you are sleeping and while you are away from more than 2 hours, you can save 10% on your utility bill by setting the thermostat back about 7-10 degrees. Especially with manual thermostats that can be challenging to constantly adjust, upgrading the thermostat can significantly improve the heating system efficiency.
Furnace & Boiler Heating Inspections, Tune Ups, Repairs, Installation, Replacement & More in Manhattan, New York
No matter if you need help with heating system repairs, maintenance, or replacements for your furnace or boiler, our NY NJ A/C Connection specialists are ready to provide quality services to maximize your homes’ heat. Contact us today!