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Residential Furnace Tips

  1. Set your thermostat at your comfort level and then Forget you have one. It takes less energy to heat air 4-5 degrees than it does to heat air 8-10 degrees.
  2. Help your furnace to breath easy and work effectively, clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month.
  3. Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
  4. Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.
  5. Use kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans wisely; in just 1 hour, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air. Turn fans off as soon as they have done the job.
  6. Keep draperies and shades open on south-facing windows during the heating season to allow sunlight to enter your home; close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
  7. Select energy-efficient equipment when you buy new heating equipment. Your contractor should be able to give you energy fact sheets for different types, models, and designs to help you compare energy usage.
  8. Before you call for a service tech to come and fix your system. We recommend trying these 3 tips, they will save you $$$$ and time.
    • Check the thermostat to verify that it is calling for heating.
    • Check your breaker box to verify if the breaker is on.
    • Check furnace switch and insure that your gas is on.