Whether you have gas or electric heat, your heater works via baseboards or radiant heat, or your heating system is all about working alongside your central air system, if your heater isn't working as it should, your home isn't being as efficiently maintained as it should. Your HVAC contractor will be the one to treat your heating system and keep it maintained so it works as well as it should, but it's up to you as a homeowner to watch for signs that your unit isn't being as efficient as it should be.
Is your heater working like it should be? Use this guide to find out if there are things you should be doing to make your heater more reliable. Your heater will give you signs of wear and if you pay attention the following alerts, you'll be able to keep your unit maintained in the best way.
Your home isn't staying warm at all
Does it seem like your heater is never turning off, but your home isn't warm? While your home may be partly to blame for lack of heating efficiency — single-pane windows, older insulation, and other things can affect your home's energy efficiency — your home's heating system may also be responsible for why your home isn't warm enough. Your home will stay much warmer if you do what you can to make sure your heater is able to keep all your home's square footage warm and have new ducts and vents installed as needed.
Your heating system is costing you lots of money
Some heating systems are more energy-efficient than others, and it's up to you to decide what type of system works best for your home. If your heater is costing you money and the amount is only rising, then it's time to think about a new system that will work better for your needs.
With the help of a HVAC repair service, you can see just what type of system will work best for you overall. Your home's square footage can also affect your decisions regarding what system works best for your needs. For example, baseboard heating is likely not the best solution for a larger home or room, but can work well for a smaller property. Your HVAC professional will work with you to help you choose the best heating system for your home if you are looking into upgrading your heating system to something that is more energy-efficient and warm.