How To Get The Most Out Of Your Furnace

Jennifer Keiper
October 06, 2019 - 2:24 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- If you want to make it more reasonable to heat your home this winter, a pro offers some suggestions.

Among them:

--Get a furnace tune-up now.

--Change your filter monthly.

--Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan blades to push warm air downward.

Justin Carrol, president of Perfect Home Services, works in many older homes. He says many of the duct systems are under-sized. So, if you're thinking about tinkering with the vents, that can actually put stress on your furnace.

Another thing you can do to save this winter is keep the thermostat at 68 degrees. According to, for every degree you lower your heat in the 60-to-70 degree range you'll save an average of 3 percent on heating costs.