Furnaces

Furnaces 

Home heating, especially oil and gas furnaces, can represent approximately half of your homes monthly utility bills in the winter. Efficient operations mean lower energy bills and a more comfortable home to live in. An example of this is the programmable thermostat that can be set to automatically turn up or down the heat at specific times, so that the temperature is lower overnight or in times when you are away from home. Thermostats should be located away from doors, drafts and direct sunlight to avoid unnecessary cycling of the furnace. If you contact Hydro One for a new programmable thermostat you will receive a rebate on your next bill.

 

Safety and Maintenance is an important part of owning a home and the furnace area is a prime location to start. Yearly maintenance by a qualified inspector is strongly recommended. A heating service and repair company can clean and inspect all components of a forced air furnace, including the blower motor, belts, heat exchangers and filters and check the flue for wear and tear and obstructions.

 Simple furnace that the home owner can do includes checking and replacing disposable air filters and cleaning permanent filters as well as keeping dust, hair and lint away from the burner compartment and air intake. A dirty furnace costs more to run and takes longer to heat the home. No matter what type of furnace you have a well maintained furnace will not only last longer but, will save you money and, and help the homes overall air quality and comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home heating, especially oil and gas furnaces, can represent approximately half of your homes monthly utility bills in the winter. Efficient operations mean lower energy bills and a more comfortable home to live in. An example of this is the programmable thermostat that can be set to automatically turn up or down the heat at specific times, so that the temperature is lower overnight or in times when you are away from home. Thermostats should be located away from doors, drafts and direct sunlight to avoid unnecessary cycling of the furnace. If you contact Hydro One for a new programmable thermostat you will receive a rebate on your next bill.  

Safety and Maintenance is an important part of owning a home and the furnace area is a prime location to start. Yearly maintenance by a qualified inspector is strongly recommended. A heating service and repair company can clean and inspect all components of a forced air furnace, including the blower motor, belts, heat exchangers and filters and check the flue for wear and tear and obstructions.

 

 

Simple furnace that the home owner can do includes checking and replacing disposable air filters and cleaning permanent filters as well as keeping dust, hair and lint away from the burner compartment and air intake. A dirty furnace costs more to run and takes longer to heat the home. No matter what type of furnace you have a well maintained furnace will not only last longer but, will save you money and, and help the homes overall air quality and comfort.