How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. 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 force it to 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that meets 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 add years to its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating 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 309-323-9584.