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How to Care for Your Heater

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Every winter you eventually make that move over to your thermostat. The temperatures get cold enough and you’re motivated to upgrade from the extra layers to the warmth of your heater. when this time comes, you should be able to rely on your heater to keep things comfortable. Although your heater cares for you when it’s cold, do you ever ask yourself how you should care for it?

This is a question that you should be asking when it comes to your HVAC service in Riverside, CA. While our air conditioners do get a lot more mileage, you shouldn’t neglect your heating system. Let us give you a few pointers on how to best care for your heater so it can keep you warm when it counts.

What You Should Do

Here are some things you can do to help your heater out this winter:

1.      Turn Down Your Thermostat

You didn’t read that incorrectly! You should take the time to turn down your home’s thermostat today.

We’re Southern California residents. We know that cold isn’t exactly our forte. This means that when any type of cold spell comes through you’re probably shivering. Temperatures dipping into the 60s during the day or the 40s or 50s in the mornings and evenings are quite cold to us. Just because you’re cold, doesn’t mean that the temperature you choose for your thermostat setting needs to be blazing hot. Try opting for a maximum setting of 68-degrees. Choosing a mild temperature will help your heater and your home comfort.

2.      Open Up Your Blinds

Letting in natural light during the day will help you naturally raise the temperature of your home. This can help you feel warmer and will reduce the amount of work your heater has to do.

3.      Use Your Ceiling Fan

Reverse the flow of your home’s ceiling fan and use it to redistribute the warm air in your home. Warm air has a habit of collecting near the ceiling. Using your ceiling fan to your advantage can help you avoid this going forward.

4.      Maintain

You should always maintain your home’s heater. If you aren’t, you’re only opening yourself up to problems. Skipping out on maintenance is a bad idea. If you’d like to improve the overall quality of your home indefinitely, then start with this service.  

5.      Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you haven’t upgraded your home’s thermostat in years, then it’s time to take the next step in improving your home. A smart or Wi-Fi thermostat is 10 times better than any outdated model you might have in your home.

6.      Call for Repair When You Need It

If you have a repair need, make sure that you handle it as soon as possible. Repair work isn’t hard or too expensive with our experts. We make it as easy as possible for you.

7.      Know When to Let Go

If you’ve already called for repair work and that hasn’t even cut it, then it might be time for you to let your heater go. You don’t want to drag along with a system that isn’t going to benefit your home. If you feel like every winter is a tug-of-war between you and your heater for warmth, then make this the year that you upgrade. You’ll save yourself time and money in the long run.

Contact RKM Heating & Air for your home’s heating services today.

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