Smart heaters are an excellent way to keep your home warm without having to use as much energy. These smart devices can be controlled from your phone or computer and can often learn about your habits over time, such as when you’re likely to go on vacation. While these units are incredibly efficient at keeping you warm during the winter months, they do have a tendency to break down after several years of use if they haven’t been taken care of properly.
By following these seven tips for taking care of your smart heater, however, you can extend its lifespan by several years.
- 1 Prepare For Winter
- 2 Limit The Amount Of Time That You Are Away From Home
- 3 Do Not Block Vents
- 4 Clean The Smart Heater Regularly
- 5 Be Sure To Turn Off Your Smart Heater When It’s Unsafe To Use It
- 6 Have Your Smart Heater Inspected Once Per Year By A Professional
- 7 You can make your smart heater last longer if you take care of it and use it properly.
- 8 Bottom Line
Prepare For Winter
Winter is almost here, and if you’re preparing for it, there are a few things to consider before your smart heater can start its life-sustaining work.
Before you do anything else, make sure that your home is ready for winter weather. If you don’t already have a thermometer in every room of your house, now’s the time to get one. Check on any windows or doors that might be drafty and tighten them up (or fix them if they’re damaged). Make sure all outlets are sealed tightly so no cold air gets in through those cracks around furniture legs or electrical sockets. And finally—if this applies to your family—make sure everyone has a winter coat! No one likes being cold when they’re just trying out their new heater for the first time!
Limit The Amount Of Time That You Are Away From Home
One of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your smart heater is to limit the amount of time that it is on when you are not home. This does not mean you should have your smart heater off altogether. Rather, it means that if you are going to be away for more than a few hours, it may be best to turn off your thermostat and put it into sleep mode until you return.
When this is done properly over time, there will be very little wear-and-tear on parts in general within your heating system because they won’t be used as much as they would normally be if left on continuously throughout every day.
Do Not Block Vents
Blocking the vents can cause your smart heater to overheat and even catch fire. If you have pets or children, make sure they understand the importance of keeping their paws out of the way.
Clean The Smart Heater Regularly
The most important way to make your smart heater last is by keeping it clean. You can do this by using a damp cloth and some elbow grease, or you may want to invest in a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment if you find that manual labor isn’t for you. Either way, remember to always check for dust buildup before starting any cleaning process—dust has the potential to cause overheating, which could shorten the lifespan of your heater. It’s best if you clean it at least once per month!
Be Sure To Turn Off Your Smart Heater When It’s Unsafe To Use It
Since you’re a smart and responsible person, you know that if there’s bad weather out, the safest thing to do is stay indoors. Unfortunately, sometimes nature doesn’t listen and you’ll have to brave the elements with your family in tow. While this is certainly no reason to panic (and we’re sure by now that you’ve got your own personal plan for staying safe), it does mean that all smart heaters should be turned off until the storm passes.
Even if it feels like a waste of money since it’s not as cold outside as it could be, turning off your heater will actually increase its lifespan by letting its components dry out—so don’t forget!
Have Your Smart Heater Inspected Once Per Year By A Professional
The professional will go over the unit and make sure it’s working properly, as well as looking for any problems that could arise down the road. You can schedule this service with the manufacturer or an independent technician who specializes in your model of smart heater.
Ask questions! If you have any concerns about how to use your smart heater, ask them! The manufacturer should be able to answer all of these questions, but if they don’t know the answer they will direct you to their technical support team (who are usually very helpful).
You can make your smart heater last longer if you take care of it and use it properly.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The manufacturer knows best!
- Clean the unit regularly, especially if it is located in a high-traffic area.
- Make sure to turn off the heater when it is not in use; otherwise, you may end up with an overheated unit that damages itself or you could cause a fire by leaving it running unattended.
If you have any questions about how to take care of your smart heater or what to do if something goes wrong, contact us today! We’re happy to help!
We hope that these tips will help extend the life of your smart heater. If you follow them, we think that you’ll be able to enjoy your smart heater for years to come.