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Yucaipa, CA Heating FAQs by Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning
At what temperature should I set my thermostat to save the most money?
This question depends largely on what you feel most comfortable with in your home. Most families will set their thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter. Businesses often set theirs as high as 72 degrees to make customers who have been out in the cold more comfortable. Keep in mind that maintaining good humidity can reduce the need for heat and allow you to maintain a lower thermostat setting.
My Heat isn’t working. Can I use an electric burner or my oven to heat the house?
Never use a non–heating appliance to heat your home. If you have electric heat, the risk of someone getting burned or a fire starting is high. If you have gas, you may even risk a gas leak or the possibility of a fire. If you do not have heat, call a professional for service on your heating system. If lack of heat is due to electricity or gas outage, call your utility provider.
How many years will my furnace last?
It will vary depending on the type of system, the amount it is used and the environment where you live. However, most heating systems will last for 15 years and if well maintained, they will often last between 20–25 years. High quality equipment that has been well maintained and cared for over the years may even last longer than that.