Spring has showed up on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have unforeseen cold days. It’s never the wrong time of year to take notice of your furnace efficiency. There are some easy things that can be done to fully reap the bonuses of your furnace’s efficiency and boost the lifespan of your system.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
Changing your furnace filter seems to always show up on these lists because it’s so important. Energy Star suggests switching your filter every month. The frequency in which you change 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 improve your air quality, but also helps your system operate more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system can cause your system to work harder and may lead to a shorter lifetime for your system.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you could 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 is wasteful, so why pay to keep your home comfortable when you’re not home? There are several different models of programmable thermostats pick from, so pick the one that best adapts to your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule 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 operating 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 utilizing multiple programmable thermostats. This will not only keep you more comfortable, but also save you on energy expenses.
Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to be sure your heating and cooling system is operating at it’s highest efficiency. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year or have any questions related to your home comfort system, give us a call at 631-737-5566.