modern thermostat

Heating units are like many things in your home: a little routine maintenance can go a long way. By spending some time before winter to check these four items related to your heating unit, you can increase the lifespan of your unit, help it operate more efficiently and significantly improve the air quality in your home.

Here are four things you should do to prepare your heating unit for winter:

  1. Inspect the area around your heating unit for any debris or clutter. Remove any items that are too close or that are flammable.
  2. Replace dirty air filters. Not only will this improve the quality of your home’s air, it will also increase airflow to your heating unit and help it heat your home more efficiently.
  3. Check the air vents around your home. Make sure air can flow freely and is not obstructed by boxes or clutter.
  4. Install carbon monoxide alarms. These alarms are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at a home hardware store. Make sure you place them on each level of your home in a place that is free of obstructions and not next to a window or door.