Monday’s frigid temperatures are creating extra work for heating repair companies. CenterPoint Energy has tripled its staff since Sunday and technicians are working around the clock. Smaller heating repair companies are also seeing a big boost in business.
Under new guidelines, any home furnace purchased after May 1 must have an efficiency rating of 90 percent or higher. It’s a move to help cut energy costs, but some homeowners may find that making the upgrade won’t give them the savings they’re hoping for.