How to Prevent Heating System Problems in Glen Ellen and Kenwood

blogHappiness is – a lot of things. But somewhere on your list, no doubt, sits this answer: a heating system that works flawlessly all winter long.

At Boden Plumbing Heating & Air, we get to deliver that kind of happiness all season long with our heating system cleaning and inspection service. You see, with annual preventative maintenance, you can look forward to:

  • Fewer repairs
  • Longer system lifespan
  • Consistent temperatures throughout your home
  • Added safety
  • Reduced heating costs
  • Cleaner indoor air

If that’s not enough incentive for you, consider the flip side of the coin: as in, without annual preventative maintenance, the odds increase exponentially that your heating system won’t perform up to its potential, especially since its average lifespan is only 15 – 20 years to begin with.

So how do we help keep your furnace running without interruption? Here are just a few of the steps involved in our cleaning and inspection process:

  • Clean or replace your filter, as needed
  • Lubricate all working parts, as needed
  • Tighten all electrical connections
  • Check for cracks or leaks that could allow carbon monoxide into your living quarters – a major safety consideration
  • Ensure that your thermostat is working properly
  • Ensure proper and balanced airflow
  • Check voltage and amperage to all motors
  • Inspect electrical safety circuits
  • Run and test system

Before we leave your home, you’ll have a real good idea if your heating system is ready to give you the kind of uninterrupted services we know you expect. And it if still needs a little more work? We’ll explain what needs to be done, and give you an upfront price quote for your approval.

At the end of the day, we can all use a boost on the happiness meter. So contact Boden Plumbing Heating & Air to schedule our heating system cleaning and inspection service, and get ready to worry just a little bit less.

How to Reduce Your Heating Costs in Sonoma and Petaluma

Everyone wants to pay less to heat their homes, partly because there are no bragging rights for paying more than your neighbors do to heat their homes.

“Hey, how much did you pay last year to heat your home? That’s it, are you kidding me? We paid blog1almost double that, and it was darn well worth it!”

Add that to your list of things you are likely to never, ever hear.

Speaking of lists, here are a few things to add to your list on ways to cut your home heating costs. Don’t already have one? Than the following will make terrific first entries:

  • Keep shades and blinds open during the day on windows that face the sun, and close them as soon as the sun starts to fade.
  • Buy and install a dual-direction ceiling fan and, in the winter, run it in reverse. That serves to force the heat back down into your living quarters, allowing you to feel perfectly comfortable at a lower temperature setting.
  • Locate and seal all air leaks. Each house, they say, has enough of these that if they were to be combined, you’d have the equivalent of a hula-hoop size hole in your wall letting the heat escape. Good places to insulate include inside sockets and switches, inside outside facing walls, doors and windows, and your attic.
  • Invest in one or more programmable thermostats so you can cut your heating costs while no one’s home but still have your home nice and warm upon your return.
  • With whole-house zoning, you can warm those areas where you spend the most time, and turn the thermostat way back in rooms no longer frequently used.

Another sure-fire way to help keep your heating costs in line is with a heating system clean and check from Boden. Ours is a multi-point process that also helps your system run more efficiently and safely. It also leads to fewer repairs and a longer system lifespan. Contact us today for more information or to schedule service.