Your home should be nice and cozy this winter—and with heating tips from Martens Plumbing & Heating, you can achieve just that. Below, our experts share how you can get the most out of your heating unit with five helpful tips that every homeowner should know. Read them over, then call us at 262-363-7146 for more help.
1. Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance
Scheduling a yearly tune-up is one of the most cost-effective ways to ensure your system runs at peak performance. It helps catch potential issues early on, saving you from costly repairs and even system breakdowns. Plus, maintenance helps improve energy efficiency. So, you’ll not only be more comfortable—you’ll save money doing it.
2. Set Consistent Temperatures
Sure, there are going to be days or nights when you’ll want to turn up the heat—and that’s fine. But if you’re constantly going from one temperature extreme to the other, you’ll make your system work harder and less efficiently. You’ll also maintain lower energy bills with more consistent temps.
3. Change Air Filters
Air filters trap a variety of dirt, dust, and other contaminants in your indoor air. Unfortunately, they will get clogged over time. One-inch filters should be inspected and changed every one to three months while high-efficiency (HEPA) filters can last up to a year. The next time a Martens technician comes for service, ask about your HVAC filter and the effects it has on indoor air quality.
4. Seal and Insulate
Leaky windows, doors, or ductwork create cold spots and, in the process, contribute to heat loss and unnecessarily higher bills. A little caulk or sealant in the right spots helps ensure consistent temperatures year-round.
5. Program Your Thermostat
With smart thermostats, temperature control really is at your fingertips—you can program everything from your smartphone. It only takes a minute to set temperature changes depending on if you’re home, on vacation, or asleep. Plus, these devices could help you save 10 percent (or more) on your energy bills.
Bonus Tip: Don’t Close Air Vents
For all your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs in Mukwonago, trust the experts at Bryant® and Martens Plumbing. Find out for yourself why we’ve been in business since 1956 by calling 262-363-7146 or contacting us online today.