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How to Use Your Heater Most Efficiently

vent-on-wall-near-floorWhat if we told you there was a way for you to improve your home comfort in the wintertime while lowering your heating bills at the same time? There are multiple ways, actually. It’s all about taking small steps to improve the overall efficiency of your heating system—by doing this you’ll help your heater perform better overall.

We do rely on our heaters pretty heavily here, so you want to make sure you’re getting the best performance possible, right? Keep reading as we go through some of the steps we mentioned above to boost your heating system’s efficiency.

Schedule Maintenance

When is the last time your heating system had a maintenance appointment? If you can’t remember, then it is definitely time to schedule a tune-up now. Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to make sure that you are getting the most from your heater.

When you properly maintain your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your furnace. This lowers your heating bills, increases your comfort, and overall just makes for a better living environment.

Heating maintenance sessions are simple and cost-effective. You’ll save even more when you enroll in our maintenance program! Choose from the Ultimate or Value Plan for extra benefits on top of what you already gain from standard heating maintenance.

Consider a Thermostat Upgrade

What type of thermostat are you currently using with your HVAC system? If your answer is an outdated manual thermostat or even a basic digital thermostat, you have room for improvement! A WiFi thermostat allows you to remotely control your HVAC system and other systems in your home for optimal comfort. Taking that one step further is a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats “learn” from your preferred temperatures and your peak time for heating and cooling. Over time, these thermostats will highlight opportunities for you to save energy. A smart thermostat is a very cost-effective way for you to heat your home.

Ensure Your Ducts Are in Good Shape

If your ductwork is old, worn, or even improperly sealed, then they’re doing a disservice to your heating (and cooling) efficiency. You lose a great deal of your conditioned air through breaches and tears in your ductwork, and as a result, you may try adjusting your thermostat to compensate. When you do this, you’re forcing your heater to run for longer than it should have to, which is where system inefficiency comes in.

Only Trust the Pros!

Anybody can call themselves a “handyperson” and attempt to fix your heater if it’s having problems. But the fact of the matter is, if you have anyone less than a trained and experienced professional do service on your heating system, you can be in for major problems. Even if the repair is successful, they could accidentally do damage to another portion of your heater, leading to inefficiency and potentially even a system breakdown years before its time.

Need expert HVAC services in Edmond, OK? Contact our team. At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today!

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