I live in the northeastern part of the country, and our priority is absolutely the freezing weather. I run our furnace for the majority of the year. By mid September, it is necessary to shut the windows, tighten up the house, and prepare for Wintertime. Because of the extreme cold, tremendous amount of snow and bitter windchill, it is crucial to prevent energy waste. Although our gas furnace is fairly energy efficient, it still costs a small fortune to run it for numerous months of the year. And with outside temperatures dropping down to twenty below zero, the furnace is operating just about non stop. I do everything possible to split down on the workload of the furnace and improve the comfort of our home. Since our home is harshly old, quite large, and features a lot of windows, it is a challenge to heat. There always seems to be drafts and freezing spots. I have spent a great deal of time and effort to eliminate the leaks. Over the years, I’ve torn down every single plaster wall and ceiling, added insulation and put up brand up-to-date wallboard. I’ve updated all of the seasoned windows with thermal pane windows and carefully caulked around them. I’ve installed ceiling fans to combat the heat that tends to rise up and get trapped at the ceiling. I also take unquestionably great care of our furnace and am enrolled in an Heating as well as Air Conditioning maintenance plan. Every fall, a licensed Heating as well as Air Conditioning specialist thoroughly inspects, cleans and songs the components of our heating system. He makes sure that there is no debris accumulated in the duct plan or inner finally workings which might block airflow. Any worn or broken parts are updated, wires ran tests on and moving parts lubricated. Because of this, the furnace works at peak efficiency, costs less to operate and resists malfunctions.