How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas 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 regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your home’s 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Farris Heating & Air. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that meets 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 increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Farris Heating & Air, we can help you feel confident that 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 concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 918-534-8194.