It is that time of year again. The time when you are so tempted to shut off the furnace and open the windows. The item of year when you wish it should be alright to run the air conditioner a little during the day, but still be able to turn the furnace on at night.
As the last few weeks of winter wind themselves down, spring seems to do its best to let us now what is to come if we are just patient enough for the last few cold days of the year. An abrupt change from temperatures in the songle digits on a Monday can suddenly shift to the mid 50s by the weekend. And as tempted as you are to celebrate the anticipated warmer weather, the reality is that we all know that a few warm days in February do not really mean all that much. In fact, sometimes the warmest unexpected days in the months of February or March are simply a sign of some of the biggest snow storms before we really have consistently spring like days.
As these unpredicted temperatures play with your emotions, it is especially important that you make sure you schedule the necessary air conditioning and furnace checks so that when those temperatures take one more dip to the freezing mark you are still able to be warm and toasty inside.
- Making sure you schedule the necessary maintenance and repair appointments to your furnace and air conditioner will help you make sure that you are protecting your investment.
- A six room house collects an average of 40 pounds of dust every year. Dust that can make your current heating and cooling system far less effective. Have you had your ducts cleaned recently?
- Keeping appointments for routine furnace maintenance tune-ups, can help you increase the efficiency of your system as much as 25%.
- Every time that you schedule your twice a year commercial HVAC appointments you not only improve efficiency, you also increase the life span of the average heating and air conditioning unit by as much as 30% to 50%.
- Some HVAC experts report that as many as 75% of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a maintenance issue that has been ignored. Unfortunately, furnace can stop working suddenly and leave your family in the cold if you let it go unserviced.
- Under used furnaces in lake cabins still need attention. Make sure that you schedule the necessary service appointments for your second homes.
- Research indicates that conventional and mid-efficiency furnaces last anywhere from 18 to 25 years. High efficiency furnaces, on the other hand, last about 15-20 years
- Enrolling in special programs that are offered by your utilities company can help you save money. For instance, a program that automatically turns your thermostat back during the time that you sleep or are gone from your home can save you up to 1% for each degree you set it back, if you leave it for 8 hours. This means that if you set set the thermostat back 10 degrees when you are at work, you could save 10% on your heating and cooling bill.
- You may need to replace your home’s heating system if it is more than 12 to 15 years old, if it requires frequent repairs, if it does not supply sufficient warmth, if it cycles on and off irregularly, if it consumes increasing amounts of energy, or if it emits unusual noises.
- One investment that always adds to the value of a home is a quality HVAC system.
- Until you make the decision to replace an old and inefficient furnace you will be wasting money on energy costs.
- Spring is around the corner, but we still have plenty of cold nights.
- To make sure that you are getting the most for your heating dollar, make sure you schedule and keep service appointments.
- A high heating bill is a budget breaker.
- You might want to invest in a programmable thermostat.
- Wwith a programmable thermostat you can make energy efficient changes automatically.
- Are you paying too much for heating bills?
- Remember to turn down the thermostat when you leave town.
- Many people throw money away month after month paying for expensive heating bills.