Prepare Your Home For the Coming Winter Season
Learn How to Save on Heating Costs Without Sacrificing Comfort!
Once Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season is undoubtedly in full swing—which means some of us will have more planning, shopping, and organizing to do than at any other point in the calendar year.
That is why now is the optimal time to make sure your home and your heating system are ready for the cold weather to come. After all, the last thing you want is a no-heat emergency during your holiday gatherings. We’ve put together a checklist of things to do:
Give Your Heating System a Well Deserved Tune-Up
Frank Lamparelli’s skilled, professional service technicians can perform a furnace or boiler tune-up to make sure your heating system is functioning properly—and operating at peak efficiency.
Before smaller issues turn into full-fledged breakdowns, your technician has the opportunity to thoroughly inspect your boiler or furnace and make any required repairs before the South Shore gets any colder.
Take Care of Your Ductwork
Every three to five years, your HVAC system’s ductwork should be serviced and cleaned. It must be done more frequently if someone in your home suffers from allergies or a respiratory disease like asthma or COPD.
Also, a service of your ductwork allows your ductwork technicians to discover and repair leaks that cause inefficient performance and ultimately lead to higher energy costs.
Don’t Block the Heat
Vacuuming and dusting the vents helps your heating system work more efficiently and not blow dust and other allergens about the space. Also, make sure vents aren’t obstructed by anything like furniture or drapes so that the air can freely circulate.
Replace Your System Filters
A clean filter helps your system run at its best efficiency. Your air filter should be changed at the very least once every three months. Check it monthly and change as needed. If you have pets or someone in your home has a respiratory condition, it will need to be changed every month—especially as we begin to remain inside where it’s nice and warm more often.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Check your thermostat for proper function and make sure it is set to the most energy-efficient settings. This is the recommendation from the U.S. Department of Energy:
- When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°
- Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or away from home
Now is the time to upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat if you haven’t already. These utilize wireless technology to allow you to check and program your thermostat from wherever there is a wireless or cellular signal. Both can help you save money on your energy bills. Some smart thermostats can even notify you if your HVAC system requires immediate service!
With dependable fuel delivery and equipment service, Frank Lamparelli is your go-to for keeping your home warm and comfortable this winter. Become a customer today and experience the difference we can make in your South Shore, Massachusetts home!