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Home Tips to Get More Out of Your Heater

You want to get the most out of your heater, both in the short term and long term. We have useful tips for maximizing energy efficiency of your heater this winter. Those same tips are also great ways to extend the life of your heater by lessening the strain put on your heater. It’s a win-win!

And one of the best ways to take care of your heater is to invest in regular maintenance. If you’re concerned about how your heater is operating, you can give us a call for a heating service in Doylestown, PA. You can also keep reading to learn more about how regular maintenance can benefit your heater, plus the other tips for getting more out of your heater this season. 

Thermostat Settings

You want to stay warm, but there’s a good chance that you could turn your thermostat down a couple of degrees and still feel comfortable. Lowering your heating temperature is a great way to take some of the strain off of your heater. You’ll also see energy savings on your monthly utility bill as a result of this change. Plus, when your heater is not having to work as hard, it will last longer than the average expected lifespan. 

If you find yourself turning up the heat on your thermostat in an effort to get your home warmer, there may be something wrong with your heater. When you schedule a heater maintenance appointment, our team has a chance to look inside of your system and fix anything that may be impacting how well your heater is working for your home. You should never have to turn the thermostat app as months and years go by to get the same heating results as you did at a lower temperature. 

Filter Replacement 

This can seem like such a common sense step, but it is also so easy to forget. It is crucial that you change your heater’s air filter on time, every time. Not only does your air filter help to eliminate indoor dust and allergens, but it also keeps the inside of your heater clean and operating smoothly. When you forget to change your air filter for even a few days or a week, dirt can begin to clog the filter and put a strain on your heater as that works harder to bring air into the system. The dust and dirt that gets in can also clog up your gears over time and impacts how well your heater works 

Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Did you know that your ceiling fans have two different directions? One direction is for the summer, while the other direction is for the winter. Heat rises, so in the winter the air from your heater naturally gravitates toward your ceiling. When your heater is on, you want your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise so it will bring down hot air from the ceiling and blow it into your home. It’s a great way to keep your home more comfortable, and it also reduces the strain on your heater. If hot air is rising to the ceiling, your home never really reaches your desired temperature. But if you can help that hot air circulate, your heater won’t have to work as hard.

Invest in a Humidifier 

Another fun fact about winter is that the air tends to be drier, and dry air tends to feel cooler. If you want the atmosphere in your home to naturally feel warmer without racking up a surprising utility bill, a humidifier can help. Having a little more moisture in the air can help your home hold heat better, which reduces the strain on your heater. 

Whole house humidifiers allow you to choose a humidity setting that meets your needs. Experts consider 30% to 50% humidity to be comfortable for most people. You can set your level, and then your humidifier will help your home maintain that percentage around the clock. You may be able to lower the thermostat settings by a few degrees and still feel the same level of comfort. 

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for heating service.

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