It is never too early to think about how the home will be warmed during the cold winter nights. As the outside temperature drops, you need to turn on the home heating system. If the system does not work well or is not properly installed, problems will appear. Unfortunately, most homeowners make various mistakes in regards to home heating systems. AccuServ Heating noticed many of them and will share those that are the most common below.
Improper Thermostat Location
Room thermostats are great but they need to be fitted in a proper location. You should generally add it in the very last room of the home that is to be heated up. A hallway area is a good idea in most situations. Also, if you do not have a thermostat in your home, you will want to install it.
Using Smart Thermostats
The fact that you have a thermostat that was installed a long time might mean that it still works and is doing its job but that is surely no longer the best option available for you. So much new technology is now available and you can use it to control the entire system in a new way. The Smart thermostats include various extra features you will appreciate when the heating bill comes in. For instance, many of the new models will check outside temperature with the use of the internet in order to adjust boiler output. This is just an example of the various money saving features that can be used.
Setting Thermostats Too High
When a room thermostat is simply set too high you will end up with a problem. In many situations we see homeowners that simply come home, the temperature is low and they decide to heat everything up as fast as possible. This would put too much strain on the system. You want to let the heat grow at a constant, natural rate. Waiting a little will save a lot of money in potential repairs in the future.
As an extra tip, in the event that it is really cold outside, you should not turn off the heating system when you go to sleep. Heating should be on, at a lower setting. A huge part of the utility bill is heating homes from a cold temperature to a hot temperature. Heating ticking is much more effective at keeping costs low.
Not Servicing Boilers
Although it seems like the boiler works well, it may not actually be the case. Boilers require annual servicing. This is the only way to be sure they will work as they should. If the boiler room was not serviced for years, you can be sure that some repairs may be needed. Optimal performance is necessary for the heating system to be effective for years to come.
Calling Repairmen Too Late
Last but not least, be sure that you talk to a heating specialist and you set up a checkup and maintenance schedule. The investment that you make will be paid off by the lack of serious repairs needed in the future.