While those of us who live in Stuart, Florida, are blessed with beautiful weather throughout most of the year, winter can be a bit unpredictable. One day, it’s warm enough to wear shorts; the next day, a sweater is needed. Luckily, there are steps that Stuart homeowners can take to stay warm and cozy throughout the winter season.

Perform Seasonal Heater Maintenance

Your heating system plays an essential role in keeping your home comfortable when it starts to get chilly outside. To keep this essential appliance running efficiently and effectively, schedule an annual tune-up. A yearly inspection will also ensure that any damage is detected early on and repaired in time for winter. An HVAC professional can also evaluate your home’s system and recommend upgrades if necessary. Making sure that your home is properly insulated will keep the cold air out, putting less strain on your heater.

Don’t Ignore Noises and Odors

It’s normal for your heater to emit a slight burning odor when you first turn it on for the winter season. However, if the smell doesn’t go away your heater probably needs to be repaired. The same with strange noises like clicking, banging, and scraping — if you hear these noises, schedule a repair right away.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

Investing in a smart thermostat is a great way to maintain a warm and cozy atmosphere during the winter months. A smart thermostat is much more precise than conventional models. You can program different temperature settings for different times of the day. If your home tends to get colder at night, your smart thermostat can adjust the heater accordingly. You can even operate a smart thermostat remotely to ensure that your home is nice and toasty after a day of holiday shopping.

At Krauss & Crane, our team of experts is here to help keep your home warm and cozy throughout the winter. Call us today at 772-318-4992 to schedule heater maintenance or a smart thermostat installation.

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