Spring has shown 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 a closer look at your furnace efficiency. Some simple things can be done to fully realize the bonuses of your furnace’s efficiency and increase the lifespan of your system.
- Swap Your Furnace Filter
Swapping your furnace filter seems to always appear on these lists because it’s so important. Energy Star suggests swapping your filter every month. The frequency with which you swap out your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last longer than others. Check your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need changing. A clean filter will keep air flowing freely in your home which will not only boost your air quality but also helps your system run more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system can cause your system to work harder and could lead to a shorter lifetime for your system.
- Ensure 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 may be making your home less comfortable. If you are not sure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.
- Utilize 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 wasteful, so why pay to keep your home comfortable when you’re gone? There are several different models of programmable thermostats to pick from, so pick the one that best suits your lifestyle needs.
- Arrange Your Annual Tune-Up
When your furnace isn’t having any issues it’s easy to forget that it can be even better with an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual furnace tune-ups keep your furnace running efficiently and may extend the lifespan of your system.
- Zoned Heating and Cooling
A zoned heating and cooling system gives you individual control over different zones of your home using multiple programmable thermostats. This will not only keep you more comfortable but also save you on energy expenses.
Heating and cooling account for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to ensure your heating and cooling system is working at top efficiency. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, give us a call at (832) 957-9332.