Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. 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 can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder.
- 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at H&C Heating and Cooling. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you would like 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 you money.
Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At H&C Heating and Cooling, we can help make sure 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 301-960-3247.