Spring has shown itself on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have unexpected cold days. It’s never the wrong time of year to take a closer look at 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 life of your system.
- Swap Your Furnace Filter
Swapping your furnace filter seems to always show up on these lists because it’s so crucial. Energy Star suggests changing your filter every month. The frequency in which you exchange your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last much longer. Check your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need changed out. 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 lifecycle for your system.
- Ensure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you might 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.
- Add a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can reduce 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 suits your lifestyle needs.
- Set Up Your Annual Tune-Up
When your furnace isn’t having any troubles 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 working efficiently and might extend the lifecycle of your system.
- Zoned Heating and Cooling
A zoned heating and cooling system gives you individual control over different zones of your home taking advantage of multiple programmable thermostats. This will not only keep you more comfortable, but also save you throughout the year.
Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. If you haven’t arranged your furnace service for the year or have any questions about your home comfort system, give us a call at 503-663-8033.