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Maintaining Your Heating System Before Winter


With colder weather nearly here, this is the perfect time to inspect your entire heating system. As winter nears, you are going to have to rely on your heating system and the ductwork even more to keep your home warm and cozy inside. Carrying out the usual maintenances on your heat pump, ductwork and thermostat can protect your unit and provide you with a comfortable home this winter. This preventative maintenance can also help decrease the chance of an unforeseen malfunction or worse, a breakdown.

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A well maintained heating system can also save you money on your energy costs each month. It is necessary to inspect your heating unit frequently to make sure everything is running at peak efficiency and properly. The air filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly too.

TIP! Insulate your home in order to save energy and lower your heating and cooling bills. Check the attic, as well as windows and doors.

Ductwork and Maintenance

Inspecting your heating systems ductwork is equally important as checking the furnace or heat pump itself. If the ductwork is leaking air, you are losing a lot of heat efficiency in your home. If there are cracks, holes, or gaps, the heat can escape from that area and increase your heating bill. The furnace will most likely run longer than usual to help make up for the lost heat. This will then cause parts to wear out prematurely and make the need to replace the worn parts sooner. This wearing down of parts in your heating system may cause parts to become damaged and become inoperable.

Maintenance On The Heating System

Having this preventative maintenance performed on your heating system before it needs it is important. We at Heating Cooling Chapel Hill can inspect all the parts of your heating system to make sure they are in good working condition and running properly. If we find parts that have worn and need replacing, we can do that also, that way your heating system will work properly when you may need it. We can also inspect your heating system for any slight issues that are just starting to form and recommend to you what options you might have to fix it. This can help you to maintain an energy efficient home.

Efficient Heating System

Having scheduled services done on your heating system and ductwork can save on overall operating costs each year. We can ensure all parts are in good condition, and the amount of heat being produced is being distributed throughout your home.

One more way to save money is by installing a programmable thermostat in your home. There are many different types of programmable thermostats on the market, and we can install one that is the right for your home. You will then be able to set the hours and days on the thermostat based on your schedule. This way you will be able to turn the heat down when you are at work, and raise it back up an hour before you come home.

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