The leaves are changing color and the temperature is dropping...it's definitely fall! As colder weather approaches, many families are participating in fall-related activities such as pumpkin picking, decorating their homes, and finding Halloween costumes for the kids. However, as the seasons start to change, it's also time to start thinking about getting your heating system ready. In this blog post, Rocklin Heating & Air will go over some tips on how to prepare for winter.
Adjust Your Thermostat
One of the first things you should do is adjust your thermostat from the cooling to heating setting. Once you do that, you can slowly increase the temperature to your preference. If the thermostat is set correctly, you should hear your heat turn on, which is often a low clicking sound.
Change Your Air Filter
Changing your air filter is one of the best things you can do for your heating system. Clogged or dirty air filters can make your heating system work harder because it will try to push heat through a clogged air filter. Not only does this cause stress on your system, but it will make your heater work less efficiently.
Dust Your Vents and Registers
Another important step in preparing for winter is dusting vents and registers. This will help improve air flow and keep your home comfortable. You should also make sure that you do not have any furniture blocking your vents on the floor, as this can waste energy and can cause your bills to skyrocket.
Schedule Heating Maintenance
Heating maintenance is a necessary step in preparing your system for cold weather. Keeping up with regular maintenance eliminates the need for repairs and ensures your system will be functioning properly when you need it. If you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance appointment yet, contact our team at (916) 626-5151 to make your appointment!
Check for Drafts
Finally, one last thing to do is check for drafts around doors and windows. If you feel a draft, it means heat is escaping from your home. You can seal up these gaps with weatherstripping or caulk to help improve energy efficiency and keep your home warm all winter long.
By following these tips, you can rest assured that your heating system will be ready for whatever the winter weather brings this season. If you need heating repairs or maintenance, give Rocklin Heating & Air a call at (916) 626-5151 or fill out our online contact form to speak with one of our team members today!