How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily 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 force it to work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at B & G HVAC. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, look into 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 trouble finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you want 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At B & G HVAC, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 641-323-1210.