Keep Your Northern Utah Property Warm This Winter With Beehive Heating & Air

Here are some tips to keep your Northern Utah property warm this winter!

tips to keep your northern Utah property warm this winter.

Temperatures are about to plummet here in Salt Lake City as we get deeper into the holiday season. To keep your property warm this winter, the Beehive Heating & Air team is providing some helpful tips from our team of HVAC experts!

Heat Pump Systems

In recent years, the HVAC industry has made significant technological advances with heat pump systems.

If your HVAC system can’t keep up with your preferred settings, it could mean that it’s time to consider calling the Beehive team to replace your old system with a heat pump.

Alternatively, if you already have a heat pump and are still having issues, consider switching to your unit’s emergency heat setting. This setting utilizes electric heating strips to help catalyze your heat pump’s efficiency and warm up your property.

It’s also important to remember that heat pump systems may run on auxiliary heat during extreme winter temperatures. What does this mean for your home or business? It means that your unit’s electric strips are helping to maintain your desired indoor temperature.

HVAC Thermostats

 Many homeowners throughout Salt Lake City adjust their thermostat settings multiple times a day to save on energy costs. However, this can sometimes be problematic during extremely cold weather. Why? Because the more adjustments you make, the harder your system has to work to adjust to your needs. your system will need to consistently catch up to your desired indoor temperature changes, which then creates a lot of extra work for your entire system.

Our advice for severe cold snaps is to set your thermostat to an ideal temperature and leave it there. A lot of people are currently investing in tech-savvy programmable thermostats, which are incredible advancements that allow people to connect their HVAC systems to their smartphones.

So, even if your programmable thermostat is set in a “schedule” mode, you can pause these temperature fluctuations by establishing the “hold” setting and maintaining one constant temperature throughout your home.

Air Filters

It’s a huge deal to maintain the cleanliness of your property’s HVAC air filters, but it’s even more important to ensure this type of efficiency during our harsh winter seasons.

This is why it’s absolutely essential to clean or replace any dirty/clogged air filters throughout your property; your system is going to need all the help it can get when it’s trying to keep you warm!

Temporary Heaters

If your property’s heat does go out, it’ll be important to remain careful when resorting to temporary space heaters. Always check the instructions to ensure that your space heater is rated for indoor use. Some outdoor-rated space heaters can pose carbon monoxide and fire risks, so getting the correct type is crucial.

Even space heaters that are indoor-rated need to be closely monitored. And if your home doesn’t already have carbon monoxide detectors, Beehive highly recommends investing in these all-important household devices.

Plumbing Issues

It’s a huge nightmare when your property has to deal with frozen pipes, and it’s also important for property owners to take proper care of the piping on exterior walls.

When it comes to kitchen sinks, you’ll want to open up cabinets to allow warmer air below the faucet area. It’s also essential to use insulation in the most susceptible areas of your plumbing system.

And when temperatures get extremely low, it could be best to slowly drip water from your faucets to reduce the risks of frozen pipes.

Garage Doors

If your home has an attached garage, you’ll want to keep your garage doors closed as much as possible.

Cold garages can make your HVAC system work much harder than it’s supposed to, and this type of scenario can even contribute to potential pipe freezes!

Vacation or Vacant Properties

If your northern Utah home is left vacant for long periods of time during the winter, you’ll want to make sure that your indoor temperatures are set a little higher than normal. It can be a huge mistake to lower your indoor temperatures as a strategy to save money because this can put your entire property at risk!

Our recommendation is to set your indoor temperatures at vacant or vacation properties as if someone is living there full-time. Even though this may cost a little bit more, it’s much more affordable than having to repair frozen pipes or other HVAC repairs.

Contact Beehive Heating & Air When You Need Help Staying Warm This Winter!

Beehive Heating & Air is a top-rated HVAC business that supports both homes and businesses throughout northern Utah during all seasons of each year. Still, it’s no secret how our region goes through extreme winters.

Our team is here to help your property get through the upcoming winter season, so reach out to us online or call us at 801-849-3860 to get in touch with our experts and schedule your next appointment today!

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