Following are some suggestions for keeping your heating system running more efficiently:
Start by cleaning or replacing the filter. With central heating systems, air returning to the blower first passes through an air filter designed to catch dust and debris and help clean the air before it’s recycled into .
A dirty filter can force your heating system to work harder and, hence, increase your energy consumption and cause parts to wear out faster. A clogged filter can completely stop your heating system from working. Change filters monthly. Pleated fabric filters are a good, inexpensive choice for reducing dust and allergens.
Before heating season begins, have the surfaces of the heat exchanger and blower blades cleaned. Having this done will help alleviate the burning smell when you turn your heater on. It will also reduce the risk of a fire.
We recommend running your heat between 65 and 72 degrees depending on how warm you would like it to be in your home.
Check your duct system for leaks. You can either feel for leaks yourself with your system blowing or hire a professional to check for leaks that you cannot access. Leaky ducts can cause your electric bill to increase. When your cooling and heating duct system has leaks or holes in it, air is allowed to escape into the attic, which ends up wasting energy and costing you money. In fact, two-thirds of all homes have leaky ducts.
If you experience trouble with your heating system, call Prestige Air Conditioning Systems for fast service.