Home Heating Tips
Fall is the ideal time for homeowners to have a trained, qualified professional — such as an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) technician or a gas company representative — perform a comprehensive checkup of their home heating systems. But according to a September 2010 survey conducted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), just one in four homeowners has a professional inspection every year, and one in five has never had a home heating inspection.
About the survey
The PERC Home Heating Survey, completed in late September 2010, included 768 homeowners in the continental United States who own natural gas or propane home heating systems. The method was designed to produce a representative sample of the U.S. adult population.