How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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’s more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Winters Heating and Cooling. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find a large option 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 overlook 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 extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you want individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain 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 attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Winters Heating and Cooling, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 317-406-5783.