Fall is time for furnaces, filters and fireplaces.

The secret to staying warm and saving money is regular care and maintenance.

When was the last time you had your furnace serviced? 

Did you know that a properly operating furnace is not only good for our environment, but will reward you with significant savings on your gas bill?

Most furnace filters are inexpensive and easy to change.  Clean filters mean cleaner air and a healthier family. Best practice is to change your filter every 3 months. If you don’t know where your furnace filter is, or how to change it, you have a problem!

Expert Tip:

Many experts recommend using a less expensive filter because – as long as they are changed regularly – they allow for greater airflow and don’t make your furnace work as hard. 

If you have a fireplace, make sure it is properly certified and that the chimney is free of obstruction. Today’s chimney sweeps may not be as charming as Dick van Dyke, but they’re well worth the tiny investment to confidently enjoy sitting by your fireplace on a cold winter evening.

Finally, consider having your entire ventilation system professionally cleaned at least once every two years. You would be absolutely surprised (and disgusted) to find out what lurks behind your walls!

Service providers: Please feel free to offer your own tips or promote yourselves in the comment section below.