According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “space heating (and cooling) accounts for almost half of a home’s energy use, while water heating accounts for 18%, making these some of the largest energy expenses in any home.” With an ongoing increase in the costs of fossil fuels like natural gas, propane and oil, it makes sense to service and repair your heating system as it will save on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
As any HVAC contractor will confirm, badly maintained heating systems are akin to flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet. On top of which, reducing your energy consumption is one of the major steps in decreasing your carbon footprint. Before you rush out and install a brand-new heating system, consider investing in a thorough professional heating system repair – as always – prevention is better than cure. Here is a list of tasks to service and repair your heating system:
- To avoid high energy bills and potential damage to your heating equipment: check, clean, and replace all the air filters approximately once a month.
- Test that the controls of your system are operating correctly at start up, operation, and shut off.
- Set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature while you are home, and to save energy while you are out.
- Ensure that all the electrical connections are tightened. For optimum durability of the major components of your heating system, measure voltage and current on its motor.
- Lubricate all the moving parts to reduce energy-draining friction.
For peace of mind when servicing and repairing your heating system, contact Edwin Stipe, Inc. today. Our 120 years’ experience in Bethlehem, PA means we can assist you with a system that suits your requirements best. As an additional incentive, we offer financing, service plans, and various coupons.