Save on running your furnace

September 3, 2008 by  
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In the cold weather you may feel like you can do little about heating costs, other than locking in early on fuel rates. But there is another way to save money and improve heating efficiency:

Consider installing a variable speed fan, which is more efficient than a single-speed fan. Furnaces use a lot of electricity to power the fan motor that circulates air through your house. If you run the furnace fan continuously, a variable speed fan can save hundreds of dollars in utility charges each year.

A furnace is not the sexiest purchase you will ever make, but it is key to your comfort and your family’s comfort. Instead of just calling your neighborhood fuel dealer to ask for help with a replacement, do some research and shopping on your own. The extra time you put into buying a new furnace may save you thousands over the service life of your furnace.