When it comes to keeping your home warm, you really can’t forget the most important lesson of Heating 101: how to balance energy efficiency and performance. In point of fact, energy efficiency IS performance, helping you to make the most out of your resources without breaking the bank in the process. The more efficient you can make your system, the better it will perform and the warmer your home will be. Here in Los Angeles, heating service is all about maximum efficiency, since we never want our heating costs to get too high. Here are a few tips on making your heater as efficient as it can be.
For starters, have your heater serviced. LA summers are hot and dusty, which can cause a lot of dirt and grime to build up inside your heater. In addition, the end of last year’s heating system may have left your heater with a little excess wear and tear (which can be easy to ignore when air conditioning season starts). A “tune up” lets the technician clean off the dirt and check the heater for optimum functioning, as well as marking any small problems for repair before they become bigger ones. That lets the heater perform at its best without wasting energy.
After that, it’s best to look at any issues with your home that may impede efficiency. This can include cracks or breezeways under your door (which you can seal with weather stripping) as well as a lack of insulation (especially in your attic, where hot air rises). Contact a professional about adding more insulation to your home, and keep doors and windows closed when running your heater.
To this, you can add a few common sense tips like wearing warm clothes inside and setting the thermostat a few degrees below what you normally would. When it comes time to perform maintenance or repairs, call on the experts at JW Heating & Air to help. We can show you how to balance energy efficiency and performance, as well as other tips that go hand-in-hand with being a first-rate Los Angeles heating service. Contact us to make an appointment today!