Cantor’s Corner: Prepare to Run the Heater this Winter
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
by Gregg Cantor Resident Pro, The Approved Home Pro Show President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel It’s almost winter! As the cold sets in and we start running our heaters, it’s important to make sure everything is working properly, and our homes are ready for the heat. Here are a few tips.
Prepare to run the heater
- Give your home a good vacuuming and/or dusting before running your heater the first time.
- Avoid spreading dust and dander caught in your ducting by replacing your filter. Filters should be replaced every 3 months anyway.
- Schedule an annual heating and air conditioning check-up or tune-up.
For many people, heating dries out their sinuses and can aggravate allergies. Placing a humidifier next to your return air vent is a simple and cost effective way to add humidity to the conditioned air. If your heating and air conditioning system is over 10 years old, it is probably time to replace it even if it seems to be running properly. Technology has changed drastically since 2005 and you could be saving money while improving your comfort level in your home. New systems are much more energy efficient and can produce better air quality.
Benefits of upgrading your HVAC
- Gaining more storage space by moving your furnace into the attic or basement.
- Taking advantage of energy efficient upgrades from Upgrade California.
- The availability of green financing through The Hero Program.
For more information, visit our heating section at Approved Home Pros.