Check Those Sneaky Energy Leaks With Heating Maintenance
Make sure your house is not leaking:
● Check doors and windows for drafts (light a match near the seal and see if it’s drafting)
● Cold basements or floors- use closed cell foam around foundation rim of your foundation
Note: Many homes with basements finished after the initial installation might have
inherited a system sized for the home before the addition.
Furnace DIY upkeep
● Change your filter regularly: 1” filters are recommended monthly during operation
seasons. Larger filters (4”-5”) can be changed 3 months during operation seasons.
● We recommend writing the date on the filter and keeping a log/setting a reminder on
Furnace Comfort tip:
Upgrade to a programmable WiFi enabled thermostat.TRANE recommends a 4 degree
Fahrenheit setback for optimal efficiency and comfort. (You ask, “what does that
mean?”. If you like your home or office 72° make sure you keep the temperature
approximately 68° when you’re away and you’ll find a quick return to your optimal
temperature when you get home. More than 4° variation and you’re using more energy
and taking too long to get your home to your most enjoyable temperature.
Boilers DIY upkeep
● Keep boiler area clean
● Look for leaks
● Operate all system valves to “off” and back “on” to ensure they work when needed
(should be done annually)
● Check boiler pressure. ( 15PSI is optimal on most systems)
Keep Your Systems Running Longer
Join an Annual Maintenance Plan
We offer a “Best Annual Heating Maintenance Membership to keep your system in tip-top shape and
identify problems before they happen. Regular maintenance will give you the most value,
lifespan, and comfort out of your home comfort equipment. Besides who doesn’t love being a
member of a great organization….we’ve got a great group of people to be on your home team
here at Mountain Heating and Cooling.
For information on Maintenance, Memberships visit
Specializing in Forced Air, Localized Mini-Split Mitsubishi room, and Hydronic Radiant Floor and
Baseboard solutions Mountain Heating and Cooling has served the Gallatin Valley since 1978
Want to find out more about optimizing, troubleshooting, or updating your home’s heating
system? Reach out to Matt Wenger at Mountain Heating and Cooling.