Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Colvin's Heating and Cooling. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away 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.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as planned. 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 different rooms 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 heating bills.
Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Colvin's Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 816-379-3918.