How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. 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 critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Dearing's Service & Solutions. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Dearing's Service & Solutions, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 812-200-5844.