Heating a home is expensive. Even in Louisiana, there is a good stretch of the winter when we need to keep our heat on all the time, and that can be very costly. Sometimes, though, we are paying for more than we need. We’d like to share some tips for making the most of your heat and decreasing your utility bills this winter. And not only that: minimizing the amount your heater needs to work means minimizing wear and tear on the system, so you require fewer repairs. It can even help your heater to have a longer lifespan, so it will keep you cozy for many more winters.
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As we settle into fall, enjoying the break in the hot weather and all the festive seasonal activities and celebrations, let’s not forget that the time will soon come when you need to run your heater. If you’ve had maintenance done, as we recommended in our last blog post, you’re already on the right track. But it’s also important to be aware of how your heater might signal that it is in need of repairs. Keep an eye out for these six signs, and schedule repairs if you notice them.
It’s tempting to think that autumn will last forever, keeping your home in that beautiful temperature range that doesn’t require either air conditioning or heating. But the truth is that cold days will come, and you want your heater to work when they arrive. Plan ahead, schedule now, and you can be sure your home will stay comfortable all through the winter.
There are some major benefits to prompt, regular heater maintenance every fall before the heating season begins. They fall into four main categories: safety, comfort, environmental impact, and financial benefit.