Boost efficiency by servicing your heater before it gets cold
Having your heater serviced at the beginning of fall is a wise idea when it comes to increasing energy efficiency. When everything with your heating system is running smoothly, it doesn’t expend extra energy, ballooning your heating bill in the process. Plus, it makes sense to head into the colder months with the peace of mind that your heater is equipped to deal with the inevitable cold snap on its way. Read on to learn top tips you can use to boost your heater’s efficiency at the start of the season.
Fall heating efficiency tips
Boost your heater’s efficiency with a maintenance checkup: With routine maintenance, your home heating system will last longer and run more efficiently, saving you as much as 15% on your bills and helping you to avoid expensive equipment replacements. That’s why fall maintenance is the best way to make sure small problems with your system can be remedied before they grow into bigger problems that could mean costly repairs or the need to replace your heater altogether – not what you want to be worrying about just as the cold weather arrives.
Replace filters: Clean or replace your heating system’s air filters regularly, usually every 1-3 months. Dirty filters reduce efficiency and increase energy consumption.
Use ceiling fans: If you have ceiling fans with a reverse switch, use them to push warm air down from the ceiling. This can make your home feel warmer, allowing you to lower the thermostat slightly.
Maximize natural sunlight: During the daytime, open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to naturally warm your home. Close them at night to reduce heat loss.
Protect your heating efficiency with a service plan: Our heating service plans give you an easy way to save while you provide your heating system with the highest level of care. With a service plan, you’re setting yourself up for success—the heating equipment in your Long Island home will run efficiently and safely whenever you need it to. Swezey provides service plans that include comprehensive, seasonal tune-ups to keep your system working at its best when you need it most.
Seal and insulate ducts: Check your heating ducts for leaks and insulate them if necessary. Leaky ducts can waste a significant amount of heat.
Use area rugs: Area rugs can help insulate floors and keep your feet warm, especially if you have hardwood or tile flooring.
Close unused rooms: Close doors to rooms that are not in use to concentrate heat in the areas you occupy most.
Seal fireplace dampers: If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is tightly closed when it’s not in use. An open damper can let warm air escape and cold air enter.
Only work with qualified energy experts: With today’s sophisticated equipment, heating-system repair and service is more technically challenging than ever, so you need a team with the know-how to get the job done accurately—and quickly. A DIY mistake from tinkering with your HVAC system can cost you exponentially and send energy bills through the roof. We only send experts to your home. We continually train our technicians, so they are ready to take on any heating or cooling problem and make a prompt, professional repair. Swezey Fuel is here to ensure that your home comfort is what it should be—every day of the year.
By implementing these energy-saving tips, you can prepare your home for the colder months, reduce your energy consumption, and lower your heating bills while maintaining a warm and comfortable living environment.
Depend on Swezey to keep you warm for less
Whether your home heating system needs repair, maintenance, or an upgrade, Swezey is the place to be. Our highly trained, Suffolk County–based team of expert HVAC technicians can service all makes, models and systems—old and new—for your home or business.