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5 Steps to a Warmer Winter
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Winter is almost upon us. Before the cold sets in for good, take a few steps to make sure your furnace is ready to handle those frigid days.

1.      No matter the season, replace your furnace’s air filter once a month. A dirty filter makes your system work harder, increases your utility bills, and lets allergens and dust particles into the air. So, set a reminder on your phone or put a note on the refrigerator: Replace the filter. You’ll save money and breathe easier.

2.      Clean your air vents and ducts by using your vacuum’s extension hose to suck up the dust. This can improve the air quality. (A skilled HVAC technician should perform a thorough cleaning every three to five years.)

3.      Make sure the warm air can flow by keeping all your vents open and clear of obstructions (like furniture or clutter).

4.      Change the heat setting on your programmable thermostat to a lower temperature while you’re sleeping or away from home. According to Energy.gov, you can save up to 10% on heating costs by dropping the temperature 7-10°F for 8 hours a day.

5.      Give the furnace a test run before it gets too cold. By checking it out on a milder day, you avoid the hassle of discovering an issue when the temperature has dropped.

Just a few easy steps can mean the difference between a toasty winter and a frosty one. If you need help, though, Crane Heating & Air is here to help.





 

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