Tips to maximize your heating system this winter

It is estimated that heating your house can account for upwards of 50% of a family’s winter energy bill.  This number is too high to ignore. A furnace that is not operating efficiently can have a drastic effect on a persons heating bill.

Every year before the winter season starts it is recommended that you have a tune up scheduled with a licensed heating technician. You want to make sure that all of your wires are connected properly and that all of the various electrical components are in good working order. If any of these are not it is going to cost you extra money to heat your house.

You also want to make sure that the system is clean and that you proper airflow. Improper air flow will cause a large strain on your system and not only increase your heating bill but also cause the system to fail sooner than it should. Furnaces are expensive you want to get as much life out of them as possible.

Don’t forget to either clean or replace your furnace filter. A dirty filter will make the system work harder and cost you more money in the long run.

furnace filter photo

Photo by G & A Sattler

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