3 Things Homeowners Should Know About Monitoring And Maintaining Heating Systems


The heating system that is installed in your home plays a major role in maintaining the comfort of your living space.

Many homeowners appreciate their heating systems but aren't very educated when it comes to monitoring and maintaining these systems. Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple things that you can do when assessing the quality and condition of your heating system.

Implement these three tasks into your routine so that you can monitor and maintain your heating system with ease.

1. Check Operation Using the Thermostat 

The thermostat can do more than just allow you to set your desired temperature, it can also be used to help verify whether or not your heating system is functioning properly.

Thermostats are like the brains of a heating system. When they detect a difference between the ambient air temperature and your desired temperature setting, thermostats signal the furnace to produce heated air.

You can force this interaction by significantly increasing the set temperature on your thermostat. The furnace should kick on and remain on until the desired temperature is reached within your home.

If you don't hear your furnace kick on, or if the furnace turns off too soon, you know that you need to have an HVAC professional repair either the thermostat or furnace.

2. Schedule Regular Filter Changes

It's critical that your heating system is equipped with a fresh air filter at all times if you want to maintain the efficiency of your furnace. The air filter eliminates dirty and other contaminant particles from the air that is pulled into your furnace for heating.

When the filter becomes too dirty, air cannot pass easily through it. This forces your furnace to work harder to heat your home. You will need to work with your HVAC technician to determine the thickness of your filter.

Filter thickness will determine how often a replacement is needed to keep your heating system running smoothly. Changing out the filters at set intervals will help you preserve the integrity of your heating system and keep your heating costs as low as possible.

3. Schedule Routine Maintenance

Your heating system should be inspected by an HVAC professional on a regular basis.

These routine maintenance appointments allow an HVAC technician to identify any potential flaws within your system. Faulty furnace parts can be repaired or replaced before they cause serious damage.

Your furnace can also be cleaned during these routine maintenance appointments to improve performance and enhance the air quality in your home.


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