How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe 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 expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches 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 running as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Assured Appliance and Heating & Air, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running 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 847-306-8990.