Spring has showed up on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have unanticipated cold days. It’s never the wrong time of year to take notice of your furnace efficiency. There are some easy things that can be done to fully realize the bonuses of your furnace’s efficiency and increase the lifecycle of your system.
- Switch Your Furnace Filter
Switching your furnace filter seems to always show up on these lists because it’s so important. Energy Star suggests swapping your filter every month. The frequency in which you exchange your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last more than others. Inspect your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need changed out. A clean filter will keep air flowing freely in your home which will not only increase your air quality, but also helps your system run more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system may cause your system to work harder and could lead to a shorter life for your system.
- Be Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you can have a lot of energy being wasted. Not only that, but they might be making your home less comfortable. If you are not sure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.
- Add a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can decrease your heating costs as well as your cooling costs. Heating and cooling your home while you’re away is wasteful, so why pay to keep your home comfortable when you’re away? There are several different models of programmable thermostats pick from, so pick the one that best adapts to your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
When your furnace isn’t having any issues it’s easy to forget that it benefits from an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual furnace tune-ups keep your furnace working efficiently and may extend the life of your system.
- Zoned Heating and Cooling
A zoned heating and cooling system provides you individual control over different zones of your home taking advantage of multiple programmable thermostats. This will not only keep you more comfortable, but also save you on energy expenses.
Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at top efficiency. If you haven’t arranged your furnace service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, give us a call at 641-316-9803.