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Is My Heating as Efficient as it Could Be?

Right now, while large parts of the country lay under a heavy blanket of snow, Southern California is enjoying a warm winter climate. But we will still need our heaters working for us during stretches in the winter, and you want to make sure that when your heater is on that it is doing the most efficient job that it can.

But it is likely that your heater isn’t working at peak efficiency. In this post we will look at some of the reasons you might be paying more on your heating bills than you should, and what you can do to remedy the situation. Contact Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for more help improving your heating in Redlands, CA.

Why your heating might not be its most efficient

  • You aren’t scheduling regular maintenance: Having an annual inspection and tune-up done on your heater is the surest way to find out if it is running at maximum efficiency. A heater without regular maintenance will start to age faster, and this will make it work harder to reach the same level of heating. Maintenance will also help fend off repair needs that will damage your heater’s efficiency; industry studies have shown that maintenance prevents 85% of all repairs.
  • You have an outdated thermostat: The most technologically advanced thermostats on the market today give homeowners a level of precision control over heating that results in energy savings. If you have an old manual thermostat, you should consider making the transition to a digital programmable thermostat, so you can have control over the temperature in your home even when you are out of the house. You’ll no longer need to keep the heater running while you are gone just so you can have a warm home to return to.
  • You are pushing the heater too hard: If you have the habit of placing your thermostat at its highest setting in order to get the house warmer faster, you should know that the higher setting does not increase the speed the heater provides warmth—it only makes it stay on longer to reach the target temperature. Keeping the heater running for long stretches will drain energy and not provide you with any increase in comfort.

We can help your heating efficiency

Our staff at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air can help you get the most energy-efficient performance possible from your heater. With membership in our Comfort Club, you will have prepaid maintenance for both your heating system and your air conditioning. We can also install a new thermostat and perform any repairs you need to upgrade your heating in Redlands, CA to its best.

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