With summer rapidly fading away in the rear view mirror and winter chills right around the corner, we all find ourselves settling in to our fall routines. Now is also the time to inspect, tune-up, and get your heating system ready for the season ahead. Just follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to cross “heating” off your fall to-do list!
- Make sure your heating system has been properly tuned-up. Just as your car needs to be tuned to ensure it is running at peak efficiency, so should your heater. A properly tuned system can save you up to 10% on your heating bills. You can contact us to schedule your maintenance visit. Now is the best time to get a preferred appointment slot as our schedule fills up quickly later on in the year.
- For those customers who have a boiler, (heating system that circulates water through pipes and distributes it through radiators) on the coldest days it needs to heat the water it circulates to 180°F. However, in the “shoulder”, months in late fall and early spring, the boiler water can be adjusted to a lower temperature when not as much effort is needed to meet a comfortable room setting, saving you money. Certain boiler controls can adjust how hot your water is heated based on the outdoor air temperature. These reset controls are mandatory on any new boiler manufactured after September 2012. If you have a boiler that was manufactured prior to this date, contact us for more information on how you can make these adjustments.
- While the purchase of a new heating system is a greater commitment than a tune-up or reset control purchase, it is an investment that starts paying for itself immediately and can save you up to 40% depending on the age of your system.
To give you further incentive to consider installing a new, more efficient system, the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program has incentive monies for boiler reset controls and the purchase of new boilers and furnaces. For more information contact us to see how you can be eligible to save on your new installation. Act now as these state sponsored rebate programs expire at the end of this month.
Enjoy the fall because Old Man Winter will be here before you know it!