Warm holiday cheer: furnace maintenance

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It’s the holiday season and you’re having guests over to celebrate. Ensure they aren’t left out in the cold because of a malfunctioning furnace.

Here’s a quick tip to heat things up:

Check your furnace filters on a monthly basis. A clogged filter can lead to an over-worked furnace, which uses more energy, raises your heating bill, and can be a fire hazard. Also, if you have pets in your home or smoke tobacco you will probably need to change your filter more often.

 

Unsure if your filter needs to be changed?

Hold your filter up to a light bulb. If you can’t see a clear outline of the bulb, it’s time to change the filter. And remember, changing a filter is a lot less expensive than replacing a blower motor or, worse, having to buy a whole new furnace.

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