After experiencing some serious cold weather last winter, everyone is anticipating the deep freeze a little bit earlier this time. When the cold in Texas reaches national news, you know that some preparations need to be taken in order to ensure that you’re comfortable, safe, and secure.
So, as your local expert on furnace repair in Plano, TX, we want to give homeowners an extra leg up with a few tips that can help extend the lifespan of their system, improve energy efficiency, and get set up for success. Our number one priority every winter is to ensure that every customer and homeowner in our area has what they need to get through the winter without spending too much money and being too uncomfortable.
Well, we’ll stop chit-chatting and get into why you’re here! And don’t forget that if you have any other questions about your furnace system, call our team of experts for answers.
3 Tips for Better Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety
We know that a lot of things are out of our control. Power grids might go down and temperatures might drop below what the weather report says, and for those weather events, we’d like to help you in any way we can.
For now, while we’ve got some time to prepare for unforeseen weather events, let’s make sure you’re as ready as possible and your heating system is in the best shape going forward.
1. Invest in Maintenance Early
Heating systems require maintenance yearly. It’s still the early part of December, which means that you’ve got some time to get the system checked out and tuned up before we really put the pedal to the metal.
Maintenance can help ensure three things:
- Your system will operate as safely as possible. This is incredibly important for a gas furnace since maintenance can detect any budding safety concerns.
- Maintenance will improve the lifespan of the system. We can give your heating system a fighting chance to make it through the next winter, and perhaps even more!
- Maintenance raises efficiency. We make minor adjustments and fixes to ensure that your heating system remains energy efficient. This will reduce your utility bills every month.
2. Change the Air Filter and Ensure Maximum Airflow
It’s important for homeowners to change their air filter every 1-3 months, especially during times of critical system usage. At the same time, take a walk around your house and inspect your air vents. Take note if any furniture or boxes are blocking the vents, so you can remove them and free up additional airflow in your home. This is going to maximize efficiency and allow the system to heat the amount of space it was designed to.
3. Call Our Team At the First Sign of a Problem
Are you awoken at night by a strange noise coming from your furnace? Or perhaps your furnace system is starting to emit a foul odor like burning rubber or rotten eggs? These are signs of a serious problem that needs to be looked at by a professional.
Call our team early, at the first sign of an issue, so we can make sure that you’re ready when temperatures drop below freezing.