A Heater is designed to warm your home up by 20 degrees from the temperature outside. Therefore, set your thermostat accordingly. If the temperaure outside is 50 degrees, then set your thermostat for 70
degrees. If you have your thermostat set for 75 degrees or higher, then your Heater will never turn off. This will cause your energy bills to be at their highest and will cause the most wear and tear on your
Make sure your Air Filers are clean. Clogged air filters cause the system to work harder than it has to in order to suck in the appropriate amount of air that it needs, if it will be able to accomplish this
at all. The more strain you put on your Heater the more money you are taking out of your pocket.
If your winter energy bills make you feel sick, and you are following the above two rules, then maybe you own an older model Heater. Today's systems are much more energy efficient than those made even 5
years ago. With that said, how efficient is a system 10 years old? 15 years old?? 20 years old??? If your Heater is more than 10 years old, then the savings you will recieve on your energy bills and
maintenance repairs will pay for your new Heater in a surprisingly short amount of time.
If your tooth hurts, and you decide to hold off on seeing the dentist until the pain is unbearable, then your dentist bill may end up a lot higher than it could have been had you went right away. The same
holds true for your Heater. If a small part is malfunctioning, then it puts a strain on the entire system. The more strain the Heater is under, the quicker properly working parts wear out, and the more
expensive it is for you.