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Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

Posted on: Monday, October 9th, 2017  In: HVAC Tips  |  Comments Off on Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

As the month of October progresses, the temperatures are going to start dropping. Now is a good time to think about preparing your furnace for the colder weather. H&F Service Co. is always ready to help with your furnace repairs, inspections and other services. Give us a call today at 703-642-6278 to set up your next heating service appointment.

3 Tips on Preparing Your Heater for Winter

After sitting in your home dormant all summer, your furnace may or may not be fully ready to heat your home in the coming months. Here are three things you can do to make sure your family will stay warm this summer while increasing your home’s energy efficiency.

Change the Filters
Your furnace filters catch the dirt and debris in the air. If they are clogged, your furnace will not work as well. By changing the filters, you are allowing your furnace to work more efficiently.

Clean out the Furnace Room
Often times furnaces are located in a storage closet in the home. During the summer months, these closets can become a place to store things. Before you turn on your heater for the winter, make sure you clean out the space around the heater and move all household items to a different storage area. This provides the furnace with adequate airflow and reduces the risk of a house fire.

Schedule a Professional Inspection
This is one of the most important steps to preparing your furnace for the winter. A professional HVAC repair person can find and repair any major problems with your furnace to ensure that it is working in the best possible condition before you actually need it.

Call our Office Today

H&F Service Co. is always here to help with your furnace needs. Call us at 703-642-6278 to schedule your furnace inspection today.

Changing Air Filters

Changing the Air Filters is an Important Part of Getting Your Furnace Ready for Winter.


Winter Cost Saving Tips

Posted on: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014  In: HVAC Tips  |  Comments Off on Winter Cost Saving Tips

 

The cold, winter months can cause your energy costs to rise. By following the tips below, you can save money on your energy bills during the winter.

Have you furnace regularly maintained.

They key to having your furnace run properly to consistently have it maintained. Have it inspected during the fall and consider having it professionally cleaned to keep it running efficiently. Don’t forget to have the filter in your furnace checked and changed when needed.

Ensure that your home is adequately insulated.

A home that is not adequately insulated could lose up to 20% of its heat, causing your heating system to work harder. Have your basement, crawlspace, walls, floors, and attic checked to see if there is sufficient insulation.

Check for air leaks.

If you notice any cracks or crevices in your home, there is a good chance that hot air is escaping through them and you should immediately have them sealed. Warm air commonly escapes through windows so have those checked out as well.

Take control of your thermostat.

To better conserve energy, set your thermostat to 68 degrees when you are not in your house or before you go to bed at night. Programmable thermostats are great to have and make temperature control much easier and convenient.

Let the light shine in!

Take advantage of the sun’s solar energy by opening up your drapes and curtains so that you can naturally heat your home. Close them at night to prevent cold air from creeping in.

If you are having trouble with your home’s heating system or you just need routine maintenance, call the friendly staff and H & F Service Co.