Most traditional heating systems last between 10 and 15 years if you’re lucky. To get the most out of your heating system, you need to be diligent about the upkeep. This includes changing filters, scheduling tune-ups and bleeding your radiators at the start of every heating season. If you follow these four tips, you should be happy with the performance you get from your home’s heating.
Tip #1: Trust Your Instincts
The investment you made into your furnace can’t stop at the point of purchase. You need to routinely commit time to making sure it is running smoothly and efficiently. If you hear odd noises, experience uneven heating or have a hunch that something is off, you’re probably right. Don’t doubt yourself and take the risk that these smaller problems could become potentially dangerous for you and you family.
Tip #2: Bleed Your Radiators
You can start this process by first turning on your radiators and allowing them to heat up. Then, open the valve on each individual one and keep a bucket nearby to catch the excess water. Once the water starts dripping it out, you can close the valve and this is the signal that you have successfully ‘bled’ your radiator.
Tip #3: Change Your Filters
If we told you that changing your air filters could increase your furnace’s efficiency by 25%, would you do it more often? The answer is probably yes and now that you know, you can get right to it. Some standard filters go for around $10 at the local hardware store but they can save you much more than that.
Tip #4: Trust a Professional
If you’re a new homeowner or one that has had bad experiences with heating companies, you need a change in your life. Having a trusted heating professional you can rely on is crucial in Southeast Michigan and at Levine & Sons, we can provide just that. We have been in the business for over 80 years and our reputation in the community speaks for itself.
For more than 80 years, we have been solving heating issues in the Detroit Metro area. We have the experience to solve any and every problem quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Having grown with these technologies and serviced thousands of customers over the years, we have a unique understanding of heating and cooling systems, as well as customer service.
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