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Quick Tips to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

warm-woman-coffeeStaying warm here in Staten Island is no joke. While our summers aren’t exactly tepid, our winters certainly aren’t mild either. And when we say that keeping the home warm isn’t a joke we mean it–especially if you have elderly individuals or children in your home.

There are times though that we all might get worried about how hard our heaters are working. After all, most of Staten Island is full of the sound of furnaces and boilers working overtime right now. But what if there was something you could do to help make your heater’s job just a bit easier?

The truth is, there are actually a few ways to make things easier on your heating HVAC system.

If you are interested in helping ease the job your heating unit has to accomplish, we can help. After all, we are a well-known and trusted Staten Island HVAC company that not only provides great services, but likes to make sure we do everything possible to keep our customers in the loop on how to optimize their comfort.

And on that note, here are a few tips to help you help your heater!

Use the Heat You Make

Believe it or not but you do produce heat throughout your home with the tasks you accomplish throughout the day. For example, cooking on the stove creates heat as does taking a shower. Incorporating small habits such as leaving the bathroom door open while you shower to let the steam fill adjoining rooms (and thereby helping them stay warmer for longer), is a great way to keep your home comfortable.

Seal It Up

If you’ve ever stood in a heated room but near an open door or a cracked window you likely know how ineffective that combination is. The same concept applies to poorly sealed windows and doors or a poorly insulated attic or crawl space. These factors leak heat out and lets cold air in, increasing the amount of work your heater needs to do. When you seal up your home though, it makes a hugely beneficial difference.

Check Your Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is calibrated correctly. If your thermostat isn’t detecting your home temperature correctly, it may be problematic as it will cause your heater to either under perform or overdo its job. Neither one is good for your system or good for your comfort.

Schedule Yearly Maintenance and Timely Repairs

Last but certainly not least, maintenance and repairs are vital to helping out your heating system. Maintenance gives a technician the chance to find and address potential issues. With maintenance, your heater stays in pretty good condition and is able to keep the home comfortable much more efficiently. In addition to this, scheduling repairs in a timely manner allows your system to return to a state in which it can do its job with far less struggle.

The key here is to make sure that your maintenance and repairs are done by a professional technician.

Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning has been Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. Contact us today for your HVAC service needs.

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