SOURCE: Fort Collins Heating and Air Conditioning

Fort Collins Heating and Air Conditioning

October 12, 2012 15:04 ET

Cold Weather Means Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Gives Furnace Tune-up and Heating Tips

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2012) - Cold weather is in our midst in northern Colorado, and Fort Collins Heating & Air wants to remind customers the importance of evaluating heating systems and scheduling a furnace tune-up before heat is turned on for the winter, as well as some heating and energy efficiency tips. It is important to make sure your furnace is properly working and running at peak efficiency. A properly tuned furnace can save money in the future. Studies show that an annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10% on heating cost.

In addition to providing heating tips on its blog, Fort Collins Heating & Air also has safety and energy efficiency tips for the heating season. Opening south facing window drapes, opening inside doors, using fans properly and setting up a humidifier can all help you feel warmer in your home or office. It is also vital to make sure vents are not covered, fans are being used wisely and furnace filters are being replaced monthly. Setting your thermostat to the proper temperature can also save money on heating bills. Other, more extensive changes include buying a programmable thermostat and high-efficiency furnace. Some might also want to consider extra insulation on their homes or new windows.

A furnace tune-up is essential for everyone to avoid getting into a situation where a furnace needs to be repaired. If your furnace fails to operate properly, be sure to check circuit breakers and fuses, clogged or dirty air filters, pilot light, thermostat and the on-switch. Call Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning for a service call repair or furnace maintenance service.

Fort Collins Heating and Air's multi-point inspection and service includes testing or inspection of: operation, replace or clean filter, gas leaks, safety controls, drafting of vent, vent condition inspection, heat exchanger, carbon monoxide levels, clean burners, pilot assembly, blower, electrical connections, blower motor, entering and leaving air temperatures, manifold pressure and condition of water heater. The services include: clean furnace cabinet inside and out, lubricate, adjust and tighten blower assembly to factory specifications and check, adjust and calibrate thermostat. The highly trained technicians can also give you personalized heating tips for your home or office.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is northern Colorado's best source for heating needs this winter. Since 1934, the family-owned business has served Fort Collins and the surrounding communities. Its motto is "Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care." For more information about Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, heating tips or scheduling a furnace tune-up call 970-484-4554 or visit www.fortcollinsheating.com.

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