Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you would like individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.
Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 717-383-4479.