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Blog | How to Minimize Strain on Your Furnace


Central heating systems are designed to keep the inside of your home warm without cold spots.  Most of these systems are designed to be efficient and run their cycles using minimum energy. During the hardest part of winter your heating system must work a bit harder to ensure that your home remains warm and sometimes will break down from the stress. Of course, this is the absolute worst time for this to happen. It is a good idea to do what you can to reduce the strain on your system with the following four suggestions. Spiker not only provides prevention, but is the very best at Wichita heater repair and service.

Reduce cold spots from your home:
Eliminating small cold spots in your home can reduce the workload of your system. During the coldest parts of the night, close the blinds or drapes, and keep windows and doors shut.  Another way to reduce cold spots in your home, is to make sure none of your vents are blocked.  Our Wichita KS heater repair professionals have many years of expertise in Wichita furnace repair.

Replace the filters:
One of the most important things our Wichita heater repair specialists recommend is changing your furnace filters. Filters inside the furnace catch dirt from the air and get clogged. This can increase the amount of energy your heater has to use because the air passage way is blocked. Check the filters every 3-4 weeks and replace them as they get dirty.  This can increase the longevity of your system and lower the overall strain put on it due to clogged filters.

Upgrade insulation and windows on your property:
A more practical and long-lasting way of reducing the stress on your system is to consider upgrading the insulation in your home.  Good insulation within the ceilings and walls as well as proper seals surrounding the doors and windows, helps the temperature inside to remain constant to what you set on the thermostat. Get a professional opinion and replace inefficient windows and siding of your home to allow the conditioned air to stay inside rather than permeating through to the outside.This will reduce the changes of Wichita heater repair would be needed in your home or business.

Regular maintenance:
Having an Wichita KS heater repair technician tune and service your furnace regularly every year will help reduce the stress on your system. The technician will check for damages, leaks, and other issues in your system, and ducts to make sure your heater is healthy. Staying one step ahead of possible problems will not only reduce the stress on your system but will also help extend its life and efficiency. Your Wichita furnace repairs are in good hands with Spiker.