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'Tis the Season to Heat Your Home, Efficiently

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Winter’s wrath isn’t far behind. According to The Department of Energy, heating your home is more costly — and requires more energy — than any other installed home system, and comprises around 29% of homeowners’ utility bills. 

The National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) strives to make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable for both home and business owners. Through partnering with contractors, state utilities, manufacturers, and other government officials, NEIF offers guaranteed monthly payment options that are both transparent and trusted.

Enjoy the holidays stress-free by ensuring that your home remains warm, comfortable, and efficient all season long. Thanks to NEIF’s network of Approved Contractors, this process for you, as a homeowner, does not need to be daunting and instead can be achieved affordably.

 

A Homeowner’s Guide to Routine Furnace Maintenance

Consulting with an NEIF-Approved Contractor is the best way to verify that your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency and running properly. During a routine tune up, you can expect your contractor perform the following: 

  • Tighten all electrical connections
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Replace standard air filters
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Inspect belt for cracks and wear
  • Clean and adjust pilot as necessary
  • Check high limit switch and other safety controls
  • Check gas line for leaks
  • Adjust and clean blower components

 

If your contractor detects any issues with the steps listed above, it might be an indication that you’re in need of a new, more efficient heating system. Don’t let your home go cold this Winter; now is the time to explore the options available to you through NEIF’s energy efficiency financing.

Learn more about NEIF: https://www.neifund.org/

 

Sources: The Department of Energy