How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Home Comfort Heating & Air, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 763-276-0617.