The winter always ends up feeling longer than you’d expect––and longer than you’d like––but don’t let yourself forget that it could get a whole lot worse if not for your heater. Here are a few tips for keeping your heater healthy and your house warm through the winter.
Change Your Filter
As one of the most overlooked solutions to HVAC issues, changing the filter(s) on your system can help you in more ways than one. Changing your filter(s) can save you money by reducing strain on your heater, improve the heating and cooling in your house by improving your system’s airflow, and even benefit your health by cleaning out the debris and contaminants that may fill your filter. An overused filter is also an extremely common cause for interruption and an easy one to prevent.
Employ Your Ceiling Fan
If your ceiling fan only gathers dust during the winter, you’re not using it right! Every ceiling fan has a switch that allows you to change the direction of the airflow by reversing the fan’s direction. By flipping that switch, the fan will blow air upward and circulate the air in the room, forcing hot air trapped at the ceiling to flow throughout the room.
Have Your Heater Professionally Serviced
If none of the above recommendations seem to help your system, you should have your heater professionally serviced. An HVAC technician will be able to diagnose whatever problem could be hampering your system and advise whether or not you ought to get a new system altogether.