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 good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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 expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating costs, take a look at 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 matches your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to ignore 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 would like individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 513-268-5164.