Heating season often comes early here in the Denver area, and right now’s the perfect time to have your home heating equipment inspected and tuned up.
To help you gear up for the arrival of the cooler weather, here’s a home heating checklist to get you started.
The essentials of your home heating checklist should include:
Preventive furnace maintenance – By scheduling regular preventive maintenance, you can enjoy more efficient and reliable equipment operation, improved indoor air quality and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your furnace is up to the task of getting you through the Colorado winter.
Cleaning or changing your air filter – While your technician will do this for you when he or she services your furnace, you need to do your part by continuing to check your air filter on a monthly basis and change it when you see dirt.
Sealing your ducts – All exposed ductwork should be sealed to prevent conditioned air from escaping, then insulated to further guard against heat losses. These improvements can dramatically reduce HVAC-associated energy losses.
Upgrading to a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat is an indispensable tool for homeowners looking to save money on heating costs without sacrificing indoor comfort. If you own a multi-level home, you may also want to consider installing a zoning system to provide you with even more precise control.
If you’re considering a furnace or heating system replacement, be sure to buy Energy Star-certified equipment. The Energy Star logo ensures that you’ll save big on your heating costs year in and year out, all while doing your part to help protect the environment by reducing your household energy consumption.
For more home heating checklist suggestions, or to arrange for an affordable furnace tune-up, please contact the pros at the Rheem Pro Partner. We provide homeowners throughout the greater Denver area and parts of Wyoming with cutting-edge home comfort technologies and services at highly competitive rates, along with courteous value-added service.