Now that we’ve entered the fall season, you need to be sure that your heating system is working properly. As we switch from air conditioning to heating, it is also a good idea to consider covering your outdoor A/C unit to protect it from harsh winter conditions. Taking proactive steps now to ensure your home is ready for winter is vital for your comfort. Our team of experts at Greenwood Plumbing and Heating are happy to come to your home and evaluate your current heating system so you can stay warm in the coming months.

Greenwood Plumbing and Heating will allow you to save energy and money, improve the air quality in your home, increase your heating system’s lifespan, and keep you and your family safe and warm this winter. Your system’s air filter has likely accumulated some grime after working hard throughout the summer, you should have your filter changed before turning on your heat for maximum efficiency.

Our team will conduct a variety of tune-ups to ensure your heating system is working perfectly. Including a combustion analysis, checking safeties and limit switches, filter changes, testing the ignition system, checking the thermostat, electrical connections, fuel delivery, ducts, drain valves, hoses, exhaust vent and so much more. If you have a problem with any of these parts, our heating technicians will have your heating system back up and running in no time.

So much of the energy used for your home during the winter months is for heating. It is important to ensure your heating system is working efficiently so you can save on your energy bills and to ultimately increase the lifespan of your heating system. Our heating experts will come to your home for an inspection and provide advice on how to save on your heating bills, while also avoiding potential problems down the line.

If you are feeling cold but do not want to spend the money to heat up your entire home, you can also purchase a space heater. Space heaters are great for saving money and are easy to take to whatever room you choose. Though they tend to have a bad rep for being a potential fire hazard, space heaters can be extremely beneficial when you are careful and aware of where they are and whether it is on or not. Our team can give you the best advice and help you pick out the proper space heater for your home and your specific needs.

Before the freezing temperatures hit, it is important to give your thermostat a test run to avoid potentially getting caught in the cold. Turn up your thermostat and make sure the airflow is working properly. If your room does not reach the temperature you set or it turns off before reaching that temperature, it is time to give us a call.

As we suggest doing throughout the year, make sure to get rid of dust and move any furniture out of the way of your heating vents. Homeowners with radiant and baseboard heat should inspect their systems to make sure they are unobstructed before turning on the heat. Doing so will ensure the maximum efficiency of your heating system and make sure you and your home stay safe when the heat is on.

In addition to heating throughout your home, Greenwood can assist in checking your water heater. There is nothing worse than waking up in the cold temperatures and having to take a cold shower. Our professionals at Greenwood would be happy to assist in inspecting your water heater to keep the hot water flowing throughout your home with no problems.

At Greenwood Plumbing and Heating, we offer fast and reliable services with no travel charges. We are licensed and insured experts who are ready to come to your home and get you ready for this winter! Give us a call today at (401) 738-9245 to schedule your own visit with Greenwood.