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Make Your Furnace Efficient and Safe

Cold weather brings with it the need to bundle up outdoors and turn up the heat indoors. Northern Californians from the Bay Area to Sacramento are firing up their home heating systems and enjoying a warm indoor atmosphere. To ensure the safety and efficiency of your furnace or heat pump, follow these simple tasks.

Clear the area around your heating unit
Whether your furnace is in a closet or in the garage, make sure the space around it is clear. Never store any flammable objects on or near your furnace. Items stored near the furnace in summer can be a hazard when the furnace is turned on.

Change the filter
Over time the furnace filter gets clogged with dust and other household debris. As this dust begins to build up, your furnace has to work harder. Be sure to check your filter regularly and replace if needed. It is a good idea to have an extra filter on hand. Your Service Champions technician can help you select the best filter for your home comfort needs.

Program the thermostat
To decrease your energy bill, program your thermostat to meet your lifestyle. Set the thermostat to a lower temperature when you leave the house for long period of time, or at night after everyone goes to bed.

Clear intake vents, exhaust vents and drain line outlets
Leaves, dirt, and other outdoor debris can block intake and exhaust vents and drain line outlets. Make sure there is a clear path in front of any vents leading to your heating unit.

Annual maintenance
Have your furnace or heat pump checked regularly by a professional. Service Champions has a thorough safety checklist that covers equipment parts and overall function. Our trained technicians can alert you of any problems and make suggestions on how to improve the heating in your home.

Having problems with your heating equipment? Schedule an appointment with Service Champions, or give us a call at (925) 308-5030.

Cold weather brings with it the need to bundle up outdoors and turn up the heat indoors. Northern Californians from the Bay Area to Sacramento are firing up their home heating systems and enjoying a warm indoor atmosphere. To ensure the safety and efficiency of your furnace or heat pump, follow these simple tasks.

Clear the area around your heating unit
Whether your furnace is in a closet or in the garage, make sure the space around it is clear. Never store any flammable objects on or near your furnace. Items stored near the furnace in summer can be a hazard when the furnace is turned on.

Change the filter
Over time the furnace filter gets clogged with dust and other household debris. As this dust begins to build up, your furnace has to work harder. Be sure to check your filter regularly and replace if needed. It is a good idea to have an extra filter on hand. Your Service Champions technician can help you select the best filter for your home comfort needs.

Program the thermostat
To decrease your energy bill, program your thermostat to meet your lifestyle. Set the thermostat to a lower temperature when you leave the house for long period of time, or at night after everyone goes to bed.

Clear intake vents, exhaust vents and drain line outlets
Leaves, dirt, and other outdoor debris can block intake and exhaust vents and drain line outlets. Make sure there is a clear path in front of any vents leading to your heating unit.

Annual maintenance
Have your furnace or heat pump checked regularly by a professional. Service Champions has a thorough safety checklist that covers equipment parts and overall function. Our trained technicians can alert you of any problems and make suggestions on how to improve the heating in your home.

Having problems with your heating equipment? Schedule an appointment with Service Champions, or give us a call at (925) 308-5030.

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