How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold weather. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this time and time again, 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 frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better 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 the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s 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 hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Airmen HVAC Service. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option 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 expected. 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 help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Airmen HVAC Service, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 570-322-3131.