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A Comfortable, Warm Home

Mild weather is one of the things I love the best about the southern United States. I’ve lived in this region of the country all of my life. During the winter season, I rarely see snow or sleet. In fact, I sometimes wear short sleeves during the cold weather months. However, I occasionally need to bundle up in one of my favorite, colorful coats, jackets, or sweaters. And, I also have to run my heater at nighttime. Thankfully, my husband and I scheduled an appointment with an HVAC contractor this past fall, so we are confident that our heater will last through the winter. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common solutions to a broken heating system. Enjoy!

First Time Homeowner? Here's How to Care for Your Home Heating System

When you buy a home for the first time, it can feel like you have a lot on your plate. There will be a lot of decisions that you need to make and you will need to go out of your way to properly care for your home and property. The good news is taking the extra time to learn what to do now can help you throughout the years.

Heating system maintenance is something that some homeowners ignore, and then they find they have a lot of problems later on. Keep reading to learn how to take care of your new home's heating system: 

Don't Ignore the Filters: Take a look at your system and look for the filter. This should be replaced every month. If you purchase high-quality long term filters, they can be left in for about 2-3 months at a time. Just don't completely ignore your filter or forget to ignore it because it will collect a lot of dust and debris and can cause issues for your whole system. 

Check to Make Sure Air Ducts and Pipes Are Sealed: Leaks in your air ducts or pipes mean that air is escaping and energy is being wasted. That also means that you may need to run your system more to keep your whole home cozy and comfortable. Make sure that you check for leaks and fix them if they're present.

Contact an HVAC Pro Every Season: At the start of each season, it's a good idea to have an HVAC technician stop by to take a look at your heating system. They may suggest that small repairs be made and they can ensure that your furnace is running well and safely. If you don't make these appointments, you may miss big problems when they first happen, which will only create more expensive issues in the future. 

Don't Ignore Problems: If you suspect any kind of problem, ti's always best to get a professional's opinion. Make sure that you contact a home heating company if you suspect damage to your unit. They can get you back on track and prevent further damage from occurring.

By following the suggestions, you can take good care of your home heating system. If you take these steps and don't ignore heating system maintenance tasks, you can keep your furnace running well for many years to come. Contact a local HVAC company if you need repairs or have any questions about heating system maintenance.