Halloween has come and gone. Next, we have Thanksgiving, and before you know it we will be in the dead of winter. Here in the Northeast, we’ve been known to have some wicked cold temperatures that would even make a snowman shiver. Therefore, are you prepared for what Mother Nature is about to serve up this winter? Well, if not, here are some of our top winter HVAC tips to help you stay toasty and warm this cold season.
Out With the Old, In With the New
This could be the twentieth winter that you are putting off purchasing a new heating system, but if your system is truly outdated, try getting a new one installed before it gets too cold. Some common signs that your heating system may be failing include a higher than normal heating bill, strange noises occuring when you turn your heat on, and/or cold air coming from the blower.
Programmable Thermostat to the Rescue
Not every homeowner has a programmable thermostat – but they should! These work wonders for heating your home to different temperatures at different times. So, next time you schedule furnace maintenance with one of our Toms River, NJ, technicians, ask them how you can get a programmable thermostat before winter officially kicks off.
Proper Airflow is Key
Have you noticed more dust than usual around the house? This could be due to a dirty furnace filter that hasn’t been changed since last year! A dirty furnace filter will not only lower the quality of your indoor air, but it can also sabotage the efficiency of heating system. A fresh air filter is key to help keeping you warm and toasty all winter long.
Check Your Vents
Open vents allow warm air to flow freely into your home and heat each room to the desired temperature. Ensure that all vents are open and there are no blockages because this will cause your furnace to work double time. Furniture, clothing, and stuffed animals are just a few culprits that are often found covering vents and should be removed as soon as possible.
Care Temp wants you and your family to have a safe, warm, and enjoyable winter this year. If for any reason you find that your heating system is not working up to your expectations, give us a call today for furnace repair services in Jackson, NJ, and beyond!