Whether you have a heat pump, furnace or some other kind of central heating system, it’s important to make sure you take the necessary steps to keep your heater’s workload down as much as possible. We’ll go through some steps you can take with your heater and around your home to make your system last much longer:
– Air Filter – A clogged filter means your system will have to work harder to push air through, using more energy than necessary and can stress your system unnecessarily.
– Windows – Imperfections in your window installation or older window installs can bring cold air into your home, forcing your system to overcompensate. Upgrading your windows will not only make your home more energy efficient but will help lengthen the lifespan of your heating system.
– Insulation – Little or no insulation in your home prevents the heat that your system generates from staying in your home, causing your system to run harder than it should. A well-insulated home will prevent most of the heat from escaping living spaces and creates a more efficient system.
– Thermostat – When your home is empty, there’s no need to keep the thermostat set to MAX. A programmable thermostat will help keep temperatures down while you’re away and back to comfortable levels when you return.