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Ask the Expert

Mike Place

Q: When it got really cold this winter, I couldn’t get my home warm enough. Did a lot of people have this problem?

A: Yes. A variety of factors can prevent your home from warming up in extreme cold. Cranking up the thermostat won’t solve the problem — it will just cause your system to burn more fuel and waste money.

It could be that you’re in need of a tune-up to get your system running more efficiently, but, more likely, you may just have an older system that can’t generate heat effectively. Your home may also not be adequately insulated or sealed.

Give us a call and we can assess your situation and offer solutions that can help you stay warm no matter how cold it gets, and still keep your heating costs down.