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.
How often does an HVAC technician visit your home?
If you said, “Whenever something goes wrong,” it’s time to rethink things. By scheduling regular preventive HVAC maintenance, you can make sure your system runs as efficiently as possible and reap some energy saving benefits.
Suffering from winter allergies? It may be time for a whole house air purifier.
When we think of allergies, we think of springtime, when every blooming flower sends an ocean of pollen into the air.
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.
If you bought a new smartphone, you’d expect it to include a camera.
If you were shopping for a new car, you wouldn’t be impressed if the salesman told you “This one comes with airbags.”
Some things are just standard these days.
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.
Heating and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of your home’s energy usage, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Every so often, life throws us a small, unpleasant curve.
You bite into a shiny red apple, and find out it’s bland and pulpy inside. You congratulate yourself for leaving early for work, only to run into construction.
Or you fire up your gas furnace, but only feel cold air blowing out.
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.
Keeping your home warm through the winter can be tricky, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Depending on your heating system, the average heating bill can be in the hundreds or even thousands.