When you are a homeowner, you want to save money in every possible way. And believe it or not, one of the fastest ways to save money is also the easiest. You can save money by optimizing your oven. A few small things can save you money by tweaking and maintaining your oven. Maybe even up to 37% of your electricity bill.
The stove is the heart of the house. It will keep you warm and warm. The stove brings cold air from outside through the air ducts. This air is passed through a heat exchanger and heated to the required temperature. A fan then pushes this air through the house and heats it up to the thermostat.
According to Smile HVAC Toronto Furnace Repair, a properly functioning and well-maintained oven can keep you warm and warm for a long time. In some cases up to 20 years. And trust us, if you live in a cold region, one of the first things you notice when it doesn’t work is the stove.
There are a number of simple ways you can help your oven work more efficiently. From cleaning filters, cleaning ducts, and vents, to installing a new thermostat, to regular maintenance, there are a number of things you can do to keep your stove running better. We have put together 5 simple tips that will not only help you optimize your oven, but also save you money.
- Clean / change your filters
It’s that simple, but many of us forget or neglect the filters in our ovens. Cleaning these filters from dust and debris allows for better airflow out of the oven. When you have a clogged filter, the oven has to work harder and use more energy to force air through that filter.
How often you should clean or change the filters varies from oven to oven. However, if you have replaceable filters in your oven, you should typically change them at least every 90 days. If you have a non-replaceable filter, check it out every month. If it looks like it has a little too much dirt in it, clean it.
- Clean your air ducts
This follows a very similar idea as the filters. If your air ducts are clogged or clogged, your oven will have to work harder to get that air out. Keeping your ducts clean and maintained will improve airflow and your oven will run better.
Ideally, you should have your air ducts cleaned at least once a year or at least every 3 years.
- Do not use your oven chamber for storage
One mistake many of us make is using the oven space as a storage area. Burying your stove in a mess will make it work harder to heat the room it stands in. Give your stove some space!
Give your oven about 3 to 5 feet of space around it. Remember, if it doesn’t have to work that hard, your oven will work better. This also helps avoid possible accidents with gas stoves.
It’s also important to keep clutter out of the heating vents around the house. If a room feels cold, take a quick look to see if anything has been moved in front of a ventilation opening. You will be amazed how often we accidentally block heating vents in a room with furniture or other large items. Keeping these vents clear can help these rooms stay warm.
- Install a smart thermostat
Buying a smart thermostat for the first time can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re not very tech-savvy. But you shouldn’t be. Most of the models are easy to use and learn your routines. You can even control some of them with your phone!
Why pay money to heat your home when you are not around? Or turn down the heat when you are in bed and turn it up when you wake up? A smart thermostat optimizes the use of your stove and prevents it from being used when it is not necessary. A smart thermostat is an investment that will save you money.
- Have your oven serviced by a professional
As mentioned at the beginning, your stove is like the heart of your home. It’s the main part of a system that keeps your home warm and toasted. Don’t wait for it to collapse in the middle of winter for a professional to look at it.
Think of it like regular checkups by your doctor or dentist. It may seem like a pain to see your dentist, but filling that cavity now is much less painful than a root canal later. HVAC experts can help you identify and fix small problems with your oven before they become bigger problems. A professional can even spot a major problem that may not have symptoms.
We recommend that your oven be checked annually by professionals such as Smile HVAC. These maintenance visits might cost you a little now, but they can save you a lot of money and inconvenience in the long run.
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