Vancouver Heating Tips by MODAL Plumbers

Modify Your Viewing Preferences:

If you have a filter that is of the standard type, you should clean or replace it once every month.

It is critical to change the filter in your heater at least once a month. If you want to remember this information easily, change it every time you pay the bill for one of your utilities.

If you want to remember to change the filter every month at the same time, a good way to do so is to make a mental note every time you pay your utility bill.

Maintenance of the Heating System Performed Annually:

Always remember to have a professional heating and air conditioning technician perform annual maintenance on your home’s heating system.

Set the temperature on your thermostat:

When you’re asleep or away from home, you can use a programmable thermostat to help cut down on your energy consumption and associated costs. When no one is home or when everyone is asleep, the thermostat should be turned back five degrees. This is our recommendation. Programmable thermostats from Milani come equipped with a feature called “intelligent recovery,” which allows them to bring the temperature in your home up to the desired level based on the most recent needs.

Programmable thermostats can cut a homeowner’s overall energy consumption while also improving their level of comfort.

Utilize ceiling fans to promote air circulation:

Adjust the direction of the airflow from the ceiling fans so that it flows upwards. This will help to circulate warm air that has risen to lower levels and back to areas where occupants can feel it. In order to cut down on draughts, turn the fan down to its slowest setting.

Remove the Blinds:

Open the door to the sunshine! Throw open any blinds or drapes that are in the path of the sunlight. Rooms that are exposed to direct sunlight can benefit from the warmth provided by the sun’s light without incurring any additional costs.

After the sun has set, close them to help keep the warm air inside the room.


Put a humidifier in the room. Because air that is more humid seems to be warmer than air that is more dry, a humidifier can help you feel more comfortable even if the temperature on your thermostat is set lower.

Stop the flow of heat:

Avoid letting any unnecessary heat out of the room. When the heat is on, make sure all of your doors and windows are closed. If you have a fireplace in your home that you aren’t currently using, make sure the flue is sealed and the glass doors are in place to reduce the amount of heat that escapes. In addition to the ventilation fans in the bathrooms, you should also turn off the ventilation fans in the kitchen when they are not in use.

If you light a candle and place it in close proximity to open doors, windows, and light sources, you should see the smoke drifting in a horizontal direction. If you notice it, it indicates that you have found an air leak, which almost certainly means that heat is easily escaping from your home. Installing some inexpensive caulking or weatherstripping or seriously considering the addition of some insulation material will allow you to solve that problem.

Maximize heat output:

In order to get the most out of your heater, you need to make sure that all of the baseboards and heating vents in your home are clear of any obstructions, including furniture.