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3 Tips for Better Heating for the New Year

If you’re like a lot of other people, you are making New Year’s resolutions for 2024. One of these resolutions could be for improving how you heat your home in 2024. This may seem like an unusual resolution, but focusing on efficient heating is a great way to save money and extend the life of your heater. You’ll enjoy the benefits of this resolution for years to come.

Whenever you need gas or electric furnace repair, you can give our team a call to schedule service. We can help with all of your heating needs, from maintenance to repairs and even installing a new unit when the time comes. In the meantime, you can keep reading for our top three tips on how to elevate the way that you heat your home in the new year.

Keep Up with Cleaning

You may wonder what cleaning your home has to do with your heater. But we’re not talking about tidying things up and putting them away. Instead, we are talking about vacuuming and dusting to eliminate the number of dust and dirt particles in the air around your home. Reducing the amount of dust that is able to get into your heater can help improve performance. 

Yes, your heater does have an air filter that is designed to trap these particles and prevent them from getting inside. But some particles are so small that they squeeze through and make it into your system. Even more dust and dirt can get into your heater if you don’t change your air filter on time. These dust particles can get in between tiny crevices and change how your heater is able to operate, reducing effectiveness at heating and maybe even costing you more on monthly energy bills. 

Prioritize Maintenance

You also want to make taking care of your heater a top priority. This includes both homeowner maintenance tasks that you complete on a monthly basis and professional maintenance appointments that you should schedule annually. Your maintenance tasks include things like changing out the air filter and checking the outside exhaust vent to make sure it is clear from obstructions so exhaust air can channel outside of your home easily.

Professional maintenance is an opportunity for our team to address any concerns you have and take care of any problems that we find deep within your heater. Maintenance is an opportunity for us to fix problems before they are obvious, potentially preventing a heater breakdown from ever happening. Maintenance is also a great way to maintain energy efficiency, so you are not constantly spending more and more on energy use as the years go by.

Monitor Thermostat Settings

As a homeowner, you can also keep an eye on thermostat settings. If you don’t already have a smart thermostat installed, we encourage you to invest in one. A smart thermostat is a great way to automate heating efficiency so it’s not constantly on your mind to complete manual steps.

Experts recommend that your thermostat be set no higher than 68° for heating during the winter season. Setting it a degree or two higher is not a big deal, but setting the temperature to be significantly warmer can increase your energy costs by a lot. When the temperatures are freezing outside of your home, your heater may not be able to keep up with your heating expectations.

Your comfort is our business! Comfort Flow Heating serves all of Oregon, so contact our team today to schedule your appointment.

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