Planning for the future is always a good idea for any homeowner. This helps you avoid costly and annoying issues that would otherwise have occurred. When it comes to your home’s heating system, there are certain steps you can take to ensure everything will be in working order when the temperature starts to drop after summer is over. Below you’ll find some helpful tips that will get your heating system prepared for next winter.
Annual Service Inspections
One of the best ways to keep your boiler or furnace in good working order for next season is to arrange for regular service and inspections with a reliable HVAC company. Scheduling this service for sometime near the end of the summer is ideal, as it will give you plenty of time to have any issues repaired before you actually need your heating service to work. It is also important to ensure your heating system is cleaned at this time to improve the efficiency and safety of the unit.
Clean and Bleed Radiators
After a while, your radiators will accumulate dust along with air buildups in the pipes. This can vastly reduce the effectiveness of each radiator in your home, leading to an increase in your energy bills due to the extra power required to run your boiler.
Disengage Heat Functions
Most modern thermostats offer options that control your heating and cooling systems separately. It is important to make sure the heat setting on your thermostat is completely shut down during summer. This can also mean shutting off a breaker switch to your boiler or furnace to be absolutely certain the unit will not draw power unnecessarily during the summer months.
Sometimes summers can extend well into September, and sometimes high temperatures can be felt as late as Thanksgiving weekend in October. Unfortunately, that also means that cool, chilly weather can unexpectedly occur around this time of year as well. So this drop in temperature doesn’t catch you or your heating system off guard, you might consider adding a minimum temperature setting to your programmable thermostat. A minimum temperature of around 19 degrees Celsius is often a good temperature to keep your home’s occupants comfortable and warm when the temperature outside suddenly drops. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, you might consider the investment. Not only will it help ensure your home remains comfortable at all times, it can also improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.
Just because it isn’t cold outside doesn’t mean you should forget all about your heating systems. Regular maintenance and precautions you take in anticipation of sudden temperature changes are some of the best things you can do at any point in the summer for your heating systems. For more tips, or to arrange for convenient and reliable maintenance services from High Demand Heating, feel free to contact us today!