5 Furnace Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

14 Jan

5 Furnace Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

It’s getting undeniably cold now, which means that most of us will be turning that thermostat up. The relentless cold means that your heating system must not work harder to maintain the same temperature. But that doesn’t have to mean spending big bucks on heating. Follow these tips to get the most out of your furnace.

 

Programmable Thermostat5. Programmable Thermostat

Are you heating an empty house most of the day? Consider a programmable thermostat that will allow you to decide when the furnace kicks in and when it doesn’t.

4. Service

When was the last time you had your furnace serviced? Proper maintenance now means a more efficient heating system, and lower likelihood of costly repairs later.

3. Check Your Register

Obstructed floor registers can reduce efficiency. Make sure you don’t have any rugs or furniture blocking your vents.

2. Resist the Urge to Close Vents

It was once recommended to close the vents in rooms that were not being used. This was based on the assumption that the house was heated by a central fireplace or radiator (the idea was to keep heat from escaping). However, modern heaters work by forcing warm air through the entire house, and closing too many vents can cause your heater to use more energy (and possibly damage your heater).

1. Maximize Efficiency

 Consider investing in a more energy efficient heater. It’s a one time investment that will save you money for years to come.

Heating your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, as long as your heating system is in good condition. To learn more about heating tips, or to find furnace repair in Las Vegas, contact Windy City Air at (702) 932-7284.

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