Things to Do Before the Heating Season Begins

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Colorado attracts winter holiday tourists from across the world—there are few locations that offer as much fun in the snow as here. But when you’re inside your home, you’ll want the cold to stay outside, and for that you’ll need a heating system with the endurance to get through to the spring, and a house that can keep the heat inside. Are you ready for the first deep chill? Now is the time to find out and make any necessary changes so you’ll avoid an unpleasant and icy surprise later. Contact us if you need Denver heating services to make sure your heater is ready for the winter ahead.

Your Heating Season Checklist

Our experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating recommend you scratch the following off your “to-do” list before it’s time to turn on your heating in Denver, CO.

Seal heat leaks around your home

Contemporary homes are tightly-sealed: the warmth inside should have few places to seep out. However, any breaks in those seals will let the heat escape, so you want to make sure you’ve got those escape routes closed up before it gets too cold. Install storm windows, place weather stripping around outside doors, and make sure the attic insulation is in good shape. Use a small candle flame to help you locate leaks around the edges of windows so you can seal them up.

Update your thermostat

Do you still have a manual thermostat? Or even an old digital one? It’s time to switch to a programmable model. An up-to-date thermostat will give you precision control over the temperature, and also save on your heating bills by automatically shutting down at times when you’re not home. New thermostats also have larger screens that are easier to read.

Schedule preventive maintenance

The most important task to get done before winter is to have an HVAC technician inspect your heater and give it a tune-up: cleaning, tightening connections, recalibrating the thermostat, and replacing the filters. You should have this done every year before winter so you’ll find out about repair needs beforehand and get them done in time. A maintenance check will also return your heater to its peak operating condition, and you’ll get better heating quality without a spike in your bills.

Bell Plumbing and Heating has been in business since before electric heating systems were common. Our company has grown with the HVAC industry, so you can expect a level of knowledge and expertise that goes above and beyond to bring you excellent service and maintenance.

Contact us today for help heating your Denver, CO home before the cold arrives.

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