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The cooler weather has arrived -- is your furnace ready?

Having your furnace checked could save you cash
Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 25, 2023

With the arrival of cooler weather, it's a great time to make some adjustments around the house to help reduce your energy usage and save money.

Therm from Dominion Energy joined us in studio to remind everyone that Fall is the perfect time to get your furnace inspected by a certified heating contractor to help ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

The first thing you should do is get your furnace inspected by a certified heating contractor to help ensure it's operating safely and efficiently.

Therm also offered these tips:

  • Check your furnace filter regularly and replace it if necessary.
  • Give your furnace some space. Your furnace performs best when it has room to breathe.
  • Don't store any flammable materials near your furnace.
  • Install a smart thermostat. This will help out your furnace and could lead to cost savings on your utility bill in the long-term.
  • Move furniture, drapes and anything else obstructing air ducts and cold-air returns. Blocked vents mean poor airflow and excess stress on your furnace.
  • It's also important to keep your vents open. Blocked vents mean poor airflow and excess stress on your furnace.

You may also want to get a smart thermostat. This will allow you to create a customized heating and cooling schedule and even remotely adjust your temperature.

For more tips and ways to safely and efficiently manage your natural gas service this winter, visit DominionEnergy.com.