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Why Your Furnace Is Costing So Much to Run

servicing-furnaceWouldn’t it be great if you could heat your home to your heart’s content, and never have to pay a penny out of pocket for doing so? Of course it would be. It would also be great to have an ATM in your home that never runs out of bills, and that only you have access to. The likelihood of either scenario actually presenting itself to you is about even. The fact of the matter is that you’ll need to pay to run your furnace.

However, that does not mean that you should put up with excessively high heating costs when using your heater to keep your home warm. There are a lot of different reasons why your furnace may cost too much to heat your house, and some of them will require professional furnace repair in Churubusco, IN. Others you can actually handle on your own. When in doubt, contact the pros on our team to figure out precisely what is going on with your system.

Check Your Air Filter, First and Foremost

We love hitting on this point, because we know that it is one that too many homeowners still overlook. Keeping a fresh air filter in your forced-air heating system is the single best way in which for you yourself to help it succeed. The benefit simply cannot be overstated.

Dirty filters create excessive airflow. Excessive airflow makes it harder for the furnace to distribute heated air throughout the house. The harder the system works, the more it costs to run. And that added strain then leads to issues like short cycling, which further impeded efficiency! Don’t let your system spiral out in this way!

Schedule Routine Maintenance

If the single best thing for your furnace that you can do yourself is changing its air filter, then the single best thing that you can do period is scheduling professional furnace maintenance. There is absolutely no way that a furnace that is not properly maintained is going to provide you with the most efficient performance possible.

We take your comfort and your safety seriously, and take heed of that second point—a poorly maintained furnace may well be a dangerous furnace. Our HomeSavers Club makes it easy to keep your furnace in the best working condition possible, ensuring that it is operating efficiently and that it is functioning safely.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Upgrading your entire furnace to the most efficient model on the market is obviously going to help boost overall energy efficiency. However, that is not really in the cards for most people. You may have to make do with the furnace that you have a few years longer.

Upgrading the thermostat is a substantially smaller investment, but it can pay off in a big way depending upon your current situation. Do you use an old, manual thermostat? Or even a very basic digital thermostat? Upgrading to a compatible programmable model or even a smart thermostat can help you to boost efficiency while actually living more comfortably!

Schedule your furnace services with Collier’s Comfort. True Comfort, True Savings.

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