Cool Weather Comfort and Savings

Schedule a tune-up for your system to catch small problems before they become big problem. 

More Tips:

1. Change your filters- Dirty filters slow air and waste energy. Check your filters monthly and change at least every 3 months. Ask your service technician if you have questions.

2. Check for Leaks and Seal off Unused Rooms

  • Check your weather stripping and caulking. Seal duct seams and connections, especially in areas of the house such as basement, crawlspace, or attic.

  • Close the vents and doors to rooms that are not used, but don’t seal off more than 20% of the space. Your furnace may not run as efficiently.

  • Make sure your insulation has the proper "R-value" – the higher the value, the better the insulation. R-30 insulation is recommended in the ceilings and R-13 in the exterior walls.

3. Keep the Air Flowing- Don’t block heat registers with furniture.
Change the direction of your ceiling fan. If you flip the switch on your fan, so it moves clockwise, it will create a gentle updraft, forcing the warm air down.

4. Set Your Thermostat- Turn down your thermostat at night or when out of the house by at least 5 degrees. Each degree accounts for up to 5% of your energy bill, depending on your furnace. If you don’t already have a Programmable Thermostat, it is a small investment for big energy savings. According to Energy Star, it can help you save about $180 in energy costs each year.

5. Upgrade to two-stage heating - Single-stage heating systems, which are the majority of furnaces, deliver blasts of warm air with off cycles in between. This causes noticeable temperature swings. Upgrading to a two-stage system can increase efficiency and make it more comfortable. Call today for more information or go to Nutone’s website.

6. Control the humidity and Air Quality- Install a humidifier on your furnace to add moisture back into the air during the cold winter months. Ask about air cleaners which can remove particles from the air in every room of the house.