Troubleshooting My Furnace

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Troubleshooting My Furnace

As soon as winter rolled around this year, I knew that I had a problem. Our home heating system didn't seem to be working well, and it was really frustrating. We would wake up to absolutely frosty mornings in our own home, and so I decided to pull out the user's manual. I started researching different furnace problems and it occurred to me that the issue might be the filters. I checked them, and you wouldn't believe how full of dust and debris they were. After they were replaced and the air handler was blown out, my furnace started working again. Check out this blog for more information about troubleshooting your furnace.

Tips To Help You Save On Your Heating Bill This Winter

When it is warm outside, the last thing you may be thinking about is staying warm this winter. However, the steps and actions that you take now may be able to help reduce your heating bill this winter. If you are looking to cut expenses and save on your energy costs, here are a few things you should think about doing now to help you. 

Invest in Warm Blankets

One of the things you can do to save on your heating bill this winter is to invest in warm blankets. Consider buying flannel sheets and a down comforter for your bed and a warm throw for your living room. Having warm blankets allows you to reduce your thermostat by a few degrees and still be comfortable. It may not seem like a huge deal, but reducing your thermostat by even a degree or two can result in energy savings and reduce your utility bill. 

Hang Up Curtains In Your Home

Another way to save on your heating bill this winter is to hang up curtains in your home. Curtains help to create a barrier between your window and the heated air in your home. They help your home to stay a little bit cooler in the summer months and a little bit warmer in the winter months. Investing in curtains may be worth it if you are looking to reduce your heating costs. 

Get Your Chimney Inspected and Cleaned

Lighting a fire is a great way to heat up your home without having to use as much energy. But, before you light a fire this winter, you should make sure you have your chimney inspected and cleaned. Fewer people have this service done during the summer months, so you may be able to find a great deal on chimney services and get an appointment for a time that works best for you. 

Have Your Heating Appliance Serviced

Lastly, take the time to have your residential heating appliance serviced and repaired if needed. A heating appliance that is dirty or in need of repair will run longer and use more energy than one that is clean and running efficiently. Having your HVAC unit, furnace, or heater tended to now can result in savings this winter. 

Summer is still here, but before you know it, the seasons will start to change and the temperatures will begin to drop. Now is the perfect time to stock up on warm blankets, buy and hang curtains, and get your chimney and heating appliance ready for the cold weather up ahead. All of these steps can help you to stay warm and save on your heating bill. 

For more information, contact companies like Central York Corp.