5 Tips to Consider When Starting Your Heating System
During the cold months here in the Valley of the Sun, your heating system is an important part of your home comfort strategy. However, has anyone given much thought to what steps you should take when turning your heating system on for the first time each Winter season?
Well, the folks here at Eagle Air Cooling & Heating have come up with our five top tips to remember when starting up your heating system for the Winter.
Replace your air filter.
Most homeowners don’t even think to change their air filter before the start of the Winter season here in Phoenix, AZ’s East Valley. But, it’s an important course of action to take at the start of the season because it ensures that you have one less thing that could negatively affect the proper operation of your heating system.
Schedule a Heating System maintenance service call.
Another often overlooked thing to do when it comes to making sure you have a properly working heating system is scheduling maintenance. This is one of the best ways to ensure that when the temperatures drop, you’re heating system is ready to service your Winter comfort needs. Schedule an appointment to have one of our experienced heating technicians stop by your home, run some diagnostics and make any necessary adjustments and repairs.
Replace Your Aging Heating System.
Do you know how old your heating system is? Well, if it’s more than 15 years old, chances are, you’ll likely be experiencing more frequent repairs and less reliability. Not only can this be a more costly approach (repairs can be expensive and your less energy efficient heating system can lead to higher energy bills), but you may end up with a colder and more uncomfortable home.
Keep the area near your heating system clutter-free.
For the health and safety of your family, you’ll want to keep any flammable items away from your furnace (usually a minimum of 2-3 feet away).
Review your Winter energy costs from the preceding 2 years.
Review your preceding two years of Winter heating costs. Are you noticing an upward trend? This could be due to the lack of efficiency in your heating system, particularly if it is an older one (15+ years). It may be time to replace your heating system with a much more energy efficient one.
If you have concerns this Winter about your older heating system, contact the heating system maintenance and repair experts at Eagle Air Cooling & Heating by calling 480-748-1781.