How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at House of Heating Incorporated. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that meets your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At House of Heating Incorporated, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 715-384-3163.