Woman bundled up at home with wool hat.

Tell us if this sounds familiar: It’s late November, and you still haven’t turned on your gas furnace.

Instead, you decide to bundle up at home in Bucks County. You burrow under blankets and wear your thickest sweater, and maybe invest in a space heater.

And while we understand the temptation to put off running your heater for as long as possible, this way of doing things can backfire.

You might turn on your furnace for the season and discover any number of heating unit issues that are keeping your home from being its warmest. Let’s look at some common problems with a furnace during the winter.

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Living in the northeast during winter means battling the elements…inside and outside.

When we head outside, we need to contend with freezing weather, slippery sidewalks and treacherous, icy highways.

When we’re indoors, we need to worry about things like frozen pipes, heavy snow collecting on the roof, and making sure sidewalks are clear.

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Mom Reading to Daughter in a comfy and warm. High Efficient Furnace keep your home warm and are cost efficient.

Heating your home is a pretty substantial investment, whether you’re installing a new furnace to replace a defunct unit, or putting in an entirely new system.

The average cost of a new furnace in the Philadelphia area in 2017 is $5,326, although some units can be as high as $10,000. The cost of a high efficiency furnace all depends on the type of system you choose and the brand you buy.

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There are some things in life where it’s easy to tell when something’s gone wrong.

You know when your car has a flat tire. You know when milk has gone bad. You know when you’re getting a cold.

But when it comes to your hot water heater, it’s often not that easy to tell when it’s time for a new unit, unless you know what to look for.

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