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Tips For Staying Warm And Saving Money This Winter In Mokena, IL

Posted by TBeditor on October 20, 2015, at 7:27 pm

Come wintertime, the cold drives people to add protective layers to keep in any heat they’ve generated. It’s much the same when it comes to heating a home. There are external factors that can help keep heat in or release it, but the furnace doesn’t do the work alone.

  • Cover drafty windows and make sure all doors and windows are shut tightly.
  • Keep shades closed at night to conserve heat and during the day, open shades to let in the sunlight.
  • Seal air leaks around utility cut-throughs and replace old weather stripping or caulk.
  • Adjust the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees lower while you are at work. (This can save you up to 10 percent on your winter heating bill.)
  • Close off any attic vents or fans during the winter and check attic insulation.
  • Switch to LEDs lights in your holiday display.
  • Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
  • And most importantly, don’t neglect furnace maintenance.

In a cold climate, it’s not easy to develop the perfect home-heating solution. But, if you spend a little extra time identifying and resolving your heat-loss hot-spots, you’ll find you stay warmer and save money. Your fuels costs decline, and your furnace rests more and lasts longer. These tips are relatively small steps that will pay off. You’ll thank yourself later.

Repair Your Furnace Promptly

Unfortunately, no matter how diligent you are in taking care of your furnace, some problems may occur during the course of winter. Heating problems are progressive, and are likely to get worse the longer they are ignored. The faster you get your heating system repaired, the more heartache you can prevent.

And, should the worst case scenario occur, enlist the help of a qualified and experienced technician who specializes in HVAC services to fix your heating in Mokena and keep you and your loved ones warm this winter.

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