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Residential heating systems use a ton of energy to keep homes warm in the winter months and the EPA has some suggestions for keeping energy costs low. Your Arlington TX heating installation and repair company, S&E A/C & Heating, want you to consider some of these heating tips from the EPA and Energy Star. A few tips from the EPA list are paraphrased below:
Know the Facts – The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of that spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient heating…equipment…can save homeowners as much as 20 percent on their annual energy costs.
Keep it Clean – A dirty air filter can increase your energy costs and lead to early equipment failure. Clean or change the air filter in your heating and cooling system monthly. Some filters only need to be changed every 3 months…
Tighten Your Ducts – If you have a forced air furnace or heat pump, then a duct system is responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home. Leaky ducts can reduce your system’s overall efficiency by 20 percent. Sealing your ducts can save up to $140 annually on energy bills and help you consistently heat every room.
Put Your Home to the Test – Doing a home improvement project this fall or winter? ENERGY STAR has online tools to evaluate your home’s energy performance and offer solutions to increase comfort and energy efficiency.
Consult a Professional – Find an experienced, licensed contractor before embarking on any heating and cooling overhaul…
The article also suggests purchasing a new heating system if your current heating system is over 15 years old. S&E A/C & Heating offers new furnace installation as well as heat pumps and programming your thermostat. Heating repair and heating maintenance in Arlington TX is a phone call away with S&E A/C & Heating. Call 214-912-7900 or visit online for service.
Regular maintenance of your heating system can keep your furnace running efficiently throughout the winter months and often save you from needing furnace repair. However, keeping your heating system perfect is not easy. Your Arlington furnace repair experts at S&E A/C & Heating are available to help any time.
Most furnace repairs and upkeep is best left to an expert. However, there are some quick tips for making sure your furnace stays healthy. Simple cleaning of your furnace can often increase fuel efficiency and keep your furnace from overheating. Dirt and dust are major contributors to wasted energy and the overworking of your heating system. Cleaning the furnace filter should be the first step. Replace your furnace filter at the beginning of the heating season and then throughout every 4-6 weeks. Most furnaces in the southwest have removable disposable furnace filters and you should always follow the directions when changing them out.
If you have a gas furnace, checking the pilot light controls or the gas valves for leaks is important. The pilot light can go out in drafty houses as well as the opening becoming clogged. Pilot lights that won’t stay lit should be looked at by a professional as there may be a problem with the thermocouple. If you find and smell a gas leak, especially with propane powered units, open all windows and doors in the immediate area and get out of the house to call the gas company or the fire department to report a leak. Stay out of the house until the professionals say it is ok to come back inside.
Electrical furnace repair is often less expensive over the lifespan of the furnace, however, the operating cost can often be higher. Your Arlington TX heating system professionals can help get your system running efficiently in no time. Cleaning and adjusting your electric furnace at the beginning of each heating season will prove beneficial. Careful examination of fuses, breakers, filter, and blower motor will give you an idea what furnace repairs you will need to have done on your system before entering the winter months.
S&E A/C & Heating are your Arlington heating system maintenance experts. Give them a call today at 214-912-7900 or visit them online for more information.