Is your heater ready for winter? A guide to getting cozy at home this Winter

Posted On November 2, 2022

If you’re like me, you love winter because it means spending time in my cozy home. But if you’re like me and live in a drafty old house with no insulation, or are just looking to stay extra warm this season, then you need to start preparing now! Here’s how to make sure that your heater will keep the heat on through the cold months ahead.

Heater maintenance is the key to staying warm and comfortable throughout winter. Make sure your heater is ready for winter by having it checked regularly by a professional repairman. A free inspection will reveal any potential problems that could cause your heater to malfunction or stop working altogether. It’s important to have your heater checked before winter winds down, so you can rest easy knowing that everything is in good working order.

Schedule a heater checkup

If you’re preparing for the cold, there’s no time like now to schedule a heater checkup. If your heater isn’t ready for winter, it could leave you stuck indoors and shivering until spring. Call your local repairman. Before the cold weather hits, call your trusted service technician and get your heating unit checked out. He or she will be able to perform a thorough inspection and give you advice on whether or not your furnace requires maintenance before the season starts. This can help prevent problems down the road as well as save money on repairs later in the year if it turns out nothing needs fixing at all!

Install a smart thermostat

Installing a smart thermostat is one of the best ways to save money on heating and cooling, but it can be intimidating if you’re not sure how to install one yourself. The good news: smart thermostats are easier to install than you might think. And in addition to saving money, they have other benefits as well. A smart thermostat will automatically adjust your home temperature based on what time of day it is, who’s at home and who isn’t—and also how far away from home your smartphone is when you’re trying to adjust the temperature remotely (so no more running out of the house on cold days!).

While there are lots of different types of smart gadgets on the market these days—such as lights that turn off when people walk out of rooms or refrigerators that text their owners when food goes bad—a smart thermostat offers perhaps one of the most useful features for people living in colder climates: remote access via smartphone app or computer browser. With this feature enabled, users can check if their homes are too cold before heading over without having someone else in their family do so; they can also use this feature as an excuse not to go outside when wearing warm clothes feels like torture!
Installing a smart thermostat isn’t hard at all: just give us a call and we’ll send a certified and qualified technician to your door. Appliance repair in Simi valley has never been easier!

Set your thermostat

The first thing you can do to stay warm this winter is set your thermostat to the right temperature. While 68 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal for most homes, it’s important to keep an eye on which temperature works best for you and your family. If one room feels significantly warmer than others, or if one person, in particular, seems cold even when others are not, adjust the setting accordingly.
You should also keep an eye on how long it takes for your home to heat up after you’ve turned on the heater. If it takes several hours for the rooms in your house to warm up and feel comfortable, there may be something wrong with your heating system or thermostat that needs addressing by a professional technician before winter settles in full force. Another option is turning off utilities while away from home; if using a programmable thermostat will allow you to do so without compromising comfort levels upon return (and this is possible), doing so could save money as well as energy usage over time

Switch on the humidifier

The next time you need to cool off, switch on the humidifier. It will help you breathe easier, stay warm, and—most importantly—prevent dry skin, chapped lips, and static electricity. In addition to making your home more comfortable for everyone (especially those with respiratory problems), it can also prevent wood furniture from cracking when the temperature drops outside.

Check your air filters

You should check your air filter once a month, and change it when it gets dirty. If you have pets, the filter will need to be cleaned more

To check if your air filter is dirty, lift the lid of your furnace and look inside. Is there any dust or dirt accumulation? If so, that means your filter needs to be changed. Our professionals at AMPM Appliance are here for you to help you every step of the way. If you need appliance repair in Simi Valley, we’re the team for you.
If you want to replace the old one yourself: Remove the old one by pulling it out from its slot in front of the fan motor. Then slide a new one back into place (it should fall into place by itself). Keep in mind that if you buy filters from different manufacturers and sizes (i.e., 4x20x1 vs 4x25x1) they may not fit properly; make sure you have them on hand before buying!
So, now that you know what to do to keep your home cozy and warm throughout winter, it’s time to get started! We can help with that too. Our professional technicians are ready for any heating issue you may have, including servicing and installation of new equipment. Don’t hesitate to call us if you need heating services or repairs done around the clock in Simi Valley or surrounding areas such as Moorpark or Santa Clarita.