Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently circulate 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC. We’re happy to help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you want individual control over the temperature of each 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 you money.
Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running 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 832-777-1521.