How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it 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 expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Street Heating and Cooling. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches 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 running as planned. 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 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 house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Street Heating and Cooling, 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 concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 605-206-3915.

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