If you're like most people around the country, you're trying to stay cool right about now. If that's the case, the last thing you want to do is think about your heater. But, if you don't think about your heater right now, you might not be ready when fall finally arrives. That first cold night is going to make you wish you'd gotten your heater prepared ahead of time. That's why right now is the perfect time to take care of your heater. Mid-summer heating service will get your heater ready for cold weather. It will also identify problems that need to be addressed early. While you're planning your mid-summer heating service, here are three steps you need to include in the project.
Have the Leaks Sealed
If you had a problem keeping your home warm last winter, there might be a leak or two that you didn't know about. Most people think of doors and windows when they think about air leaks in their homes. While those areas can make it difficult to keep your home warm, there's another area you need to worry about. That area is your air ducts. If your air ducts have leaks, warm air won't be able to get through to your home the way it should.Unfortunately, that can lead to increased heating bills and decreased energy efficiency. Before you're left to deal with another cold winter, have the leaks in your ducts sealed.
Have the Burners Inspected
If you haven't had the burners on your heating system inspected in a few years, now's the time to have that taken care of. The burners on your heater can get clogged up with dirt and soot. If your burners aren't cleaned, you face an increased risk of heater fires. Not only that, your burners may emit an unpleasant odor when you start your heater up next time. Before you start using your heater again, make sure you arrange to have your burners inspected. If they're dirty or damaged, have them cleaned and repaired right away.
Have the System Upgraded
If it's time to have a new heater installed, don't stop at that. Instead, have the entire system installed, including the thermostat. Your new heater will work more efficiently if you install a smart thermostat at the same time. One of the benefits of adding a thermostat with smart technology is its accessibility. Smart technology allows you to access your thermostat from anywhere, as long as you have WiFi capability. Talk to HVAC contractors to get quotes and get started on heating your home properly.