Furnace Maintenance, Heating Service & Heating MaintenanceLongmont, CO, Dacono, CO, Frederick, CO, Johnstown, CO, Firestone, CO & Mead, CO
During a typical Colorado winter, your home’s furnace is an essential system. The furnace is responsible for maintaining a comfortable environment, while protecting your household from frigid winter temps. You can prepare your home for winter by scheduling regular heating maintenance. Here are a few more tips to consider:
Schedule Annual Heating Maintenance
Local homeowners of Longmont are familiar with very cold temperatures, snow and wind. To prepare your home for winter, M and M Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical recommends scheduling regular service of your heating system every fall. Preventative service reduces costly and untimely repairs, lowers monthly utility costs, and improves the life and performance of your equipment.
For the DIYer: You can perform regular vacuuming of external heating vents and grills, but leave the more intricate parts of the internal unit to the HVAC professionals. Burners, heat exchangers, and other components are a hazard, and should be serviced by a trained technician.
Replace Your Air Filters Regularly
As the furnace operates, airborne debris collects in the filter, restricting air flow through the ventilation. As a result, the system consumes more energy, and has to work harder to heat your room or home. If comfortable doing so, you can replace your own furnace filters, but when in doubt call an experienced HVAC company. As a general rule of thumb, furnace filters should be replaced about every 3 months, but the size of the filter will also determine how often it should be changed. Some filters should be changed every month for best performance. To start, refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations for guidance on how often your furnace filters should be changed.
Set Your Thermostat to 68 Degrees
During the winter months, set your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re home, and a few degrees lower while you are away from home. How low can you set your thermostat? This is an ongoing debate, as some experts say 2 degrees, while others recommend as much as 10 degrees lower. Other factors affect the temperature of the room: The thermostat’s location, the presence and quality of insulation, leaks in the ductwork, humidity levels and more. All of these variables should be considered when determining the best setting for your thermostat.
Want to lower your monthly heating bill? Try reducing the gap between the temperature inside and temperature outside. A smart thermostat is a great way to manage the fluctuating winter temperatures.
3 Signs Your Furnace Needs A Repair
A working furnace does not guarantee an efficient furnace. Contact M and M Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical if you’re experiencing any of these three warning signs:
- Unfamiliar and loud noises, like knocking, rattling, or screeching.
- Constant cycling on and off
- Unusual spikes in monthly heating bills
Have more questions about your furnace? Call M and M Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical at (720) 443-6119 for heating service and repair in Longmont, Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Mead, Erie & Johnstown, CO.