How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Heating

Even though it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely 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 make your system work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd.. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will meet 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 expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of different rooms 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 residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd., we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 204-728-0180, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.

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