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Tips to Getting Your Home Fall Ready

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School is back in session and the cold weather is upon us.  Unfortunately, summer is over and it’s time to think about heating your home. Before the extreme temperatures arrive, it is important to pay attention to your heating system. You do not want to wait until the first cold day to realize your system is not up to speed.

The most important thing you can do is change your air filter. This should be done at least every few months. A dirty filter can make the system work harder than it needs to, ultimately increasing your energy bills.

It is also important to pay attention to your thermostat. When you are sleeping or away from the house, turn your thermostat down. This is a great way to cut back on energy costs.

We would also recommend checking to see if your doors and windows are sealed properly. Cold air can creep into your home, causing your system to work harder to keep your space warm. If your home is improperly sealed, it can add an additional 10 to 15 percent to your bill.

Don’t forget to have your system looked at to determine if your heater, as well as your thermostat, is functioning properly and efficiently.  Not only will this help extend the life of your unit, but will save you money on your energy bills!