Evaluate Your Heating System

Evaluate Your Heating System

You paid top dollar for your heating equipment, but what happens when the magic runs out, and you stop getting the bang for your buck? If your heating system doesn’t seem to warm up your home as well as it used to and you find you’re spending more money on fuel during the winter, here are a few of the “tricks” that may be involved in making your energy dollars disappear:

Gone Without a Trace

Warm air from your heating system is constantly filling spaces throughout your home. When these spaces lead outside, your warm air ends up heating up the neighborhood. The gaps around windows and doors, recessed lighting fixtures and locations where plumbing, ducting or wiring comes through walls, floors and ceilings provide secret trap doors that air can escape through – this is fixable with weather stripping and caulk.

Sands of Time

As a furnace or boiler ages, it diminishes in efficiency, especially when not properly maintained. If your heating equipment has seen better days, needs frequent service calls, leaks or makes a lot of noise when operating, it’s a good time to consider an upgrade. Newer models are more efficient, quieter and have a longer life expectancy.

The Big Finish

An over-sized heating system can actually cause your home comfort to suffer. Its short and frequent cycles cause wear and tear on the entire system, and don’t allow for proper heating coverage throughout the home.

Your New York Oilheat dealer knows what to look for when it comes to assessing and evaluating your home heating system, and once the winter vanishes into thin air it’s the perfect time to contact them for your heating equipment’s check up. See through the illusion of the sub-par comfort your current heating system is providing you and an Oilheat dealer show you what home comfort is all about.

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