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Give Your Furnace Some Love

Feb 9, 2023

The cold weather may have your furnace working double time to keep your home warm. Keep your furnace happy and save on your utility bill with these energy saving tips.

  • Seal around windows and doors to keep warm air in. If you feel a draft, you’re losing heat and money. Install weatherstripping around exterior doors and door sweeps at the bottom. Apply caulking around window frames and make sure all latches are tightened and securely fastened. Check out our guide to stop air infiltration for more tips.
  • Change your air filters.It is important to change your filters regularly. A dirty filter makes your equipment work harder, which can result in higher bills.
  • Upgrade your insulation. Insulation reduces the flow of heat in the winter (from inside to outside), and in the summer (from outside to inside), providing year-round comfort and energy savings. Save even more! We offer a rebate on upgrading your insulation that covers 20 percentof the cost, up to $300! Find out more.
  • Dial down the heat when you are away with a smart thermostat. Investing in a smart thermostat lets you turn down the heat when you’re not at home. We also have a rebate that can save you $75!
  • A tuned-up furnace is a happy furnace. Well-maintained equipment runs more efficiently. Keep your heating and cooling system at peak performance by having a contractor perform a tune-up. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it is best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. Be sure to tune-up your HVAC equipment at least once every two years. Having your systems maintained by professionals not only provides longevity to the units but also can save you 5-10% on your heating and cooling costs.
  • Let the sunshine in. Keeping your curtains open during the day allows the sunlight to warm your home.
  • Plant some treesStrategically placed dense evergreen trees or shrubs on the north side of your house can reduce annual heating by 10 to 15%.

We have more tips and information on rebates at!