Temperatures are dropping. Help your heating system run efficiently this winter with these tips.
- Forced air systems are popular in the greater Cleveland area. Walk around your house to make sure the air registers are clear so that nothing blocks your airflow. Furniture and drapes should be moved from in front of both supplies (air flows out) and returns (air flow in). Check that each register damper is fully open. It’s not a bad idea to vacuum or dust the louvers with a brush.
- If your home is heated with a boiler system, vacuum or wipe down your radiators or baseboards for the best heat transfer. Make sure they are not blocked by carpet, drapes or furniture.
- Get your thermostat ready for winter by making sure the clock and programming are set correctly. If your thermostat uses batteries, replace them with fresh ones. While you’re at it, replace the battery in your carbon monoxide detector too.
- If you haven’t had a precision tune up of your heater, call today to get on the schedule. Energy Star reports that preventive maintenance can improve a system’s efficiency up to 30%. Make sure you have an extra filter on hand so you’re ready when it needs to be replaced. We would be happy to email you a reminder to check/change your filter.
- Use caulk and weather-stripping to seal air leaks in your home. That way you’ll keep your nice, warm air inside your house where it belongs!
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P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling has been partnering with homeowners to get the most out of their HVAC systems since 1936. Download our 15 tips prepared for Cleveland area homeowners.
Kim Nemecek works at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. After growing up in Cleveland, she lived in Florida for many years, working at an air conditioning company there. Kim has four grown children, two grandchildren and two spoiled dogs. She lives in Solon with her husband, Todd.
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