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How Winter Affects Your Heater

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We’re well into winter and boy is it cold this year. If you skipped out on maintenance, then we have some bad news—it might have negatively impacted your home’s heating unit. We’re going to help you out with this though. We want you to make it through the rest of the winter safely and comfortably.

If things are going wrong with your home’s heating, then your next step should be heating repairs in Broomfield, CO. We’re professional heating technicians that understand how to care for your home’s heater on a deeper level. You can trust us for the work you need this winter.

The Factors that Affect Your Heater

Here are the factors that affect your home’s heater:

Did you have maintenance?

This is where you need to start. If you didn’t schedule maintenance early on in the fall season then it’s negatively impacting your home’s heater. You need to prime your heater before the season that is ahead. We like to compare maintenance work to a nice stretch, pep talk, and good training season ahead of a game. If you take all the necessary steps, it’s sure to set you up for success. If you skip out on them, you’re looking at a world of hurt ahead of you. This could include preventable repairs or even a breakdown in your future.

Do you run your heater responsibly?

Now, let’s talk about how you’re running your home’s heater. Believe it or not, there are some ways to properly run a heater. We know that you’ve probably grown up with heaters in your home living here in Colorado. It’s not exactly something that you turn to an instruction manual for.

Although we don’t want you to go back to the bare basics, you can take a moment to refresh yourself on some best practices. Keep these tips in mind the next time you want to run your heater:

  • Choose a mild thermostat setting
  • Upgrade your home’s thermostat (smart or Wi-Fi is the way to go)
  • Make sure you have a heating maintenance appointment annually
  • Know when you need more (don’t struggle with a bad heater)
  • Insulate your home
  • Open up your curtains and/or blinds at the brightest points of the day

Do what you need to remember these tips. Some of our clients write out a few and place them next to their thermostat. Whatever helps is what you should do!

Do you listen to the signs of trouble?

If you see something, say something! This applies to all the senses. If you notice that your heater is starting to underperform, then you should contact a professional sooner than later. We’re can help you find out what the problem stems from, what the solution is, and then we’ll repair it fast as possible.

The last thing you want to do is ignore a problem solely because you think handling it will be more difficult. We’re a fast, fast, and affordable HVAC contractor.

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for our heating services.

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