When was the last time you thought about your Reading home’s heating registers?
Probably never, right? Well, that’s one thing that needs to change. And the heating experts at Essig are here to help you make that change. Your heating registers are what allow warm air to enter the living areas of your home after it has been conditioned by the furnace. Without a register, all of your furnace’s hard work would be for nothing. So let’s give those registers a little attention for once: here are a few things that you should know to get the most out of them.
- Blocking or covering up even just one of your heating registers can seriously diminish the amount of air flow that enters the living areas of your home. You might think that the registers are ugly and take away from the overall aesthetic of the rest of your home, but they are essential you and your family’s in home comfort level this winter. By covering up your heating registers with furniture, appliances, rugs or whatever, you will end up forcing your furnace to work overtime. Putting this kind of pressure on your furnace will cost you the same amount of money but keep you and your family noticeably less warm or even cause a massively inopportune breakdown. So if you are concerned about your registers to looking nice, why not consider spray painting them to match your decor?
- Registers have slats that can typically be adjusted, opened or closed. To get the best performance out of your furnace, you’ll want to make sure that your register’s slats are as open as they can be so warm air can easily travel through and enter your home. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to accidentally adjust or close register slats simply by walking over or brushing against them.
This might seem like obvious advice, but you’d be surprised how often people miss this stuff and attribute a chilly home to a more serious furnace issue. If your registers are being treated properly, however, and you still find yourself shivering indoors, it’s time to call the heating experts at Essig.