Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently circulate 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Street Heating and Cooling. We’re happy to help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating expenses, do some research on 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 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 operating as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.
Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Street Heating and Cooling, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 605-206-3915.