How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, 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 instructions. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently push 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, reach out to our professionals at Scott Temperature. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste 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 forget 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 add years to 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 help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Scott Temperature, 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 any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 785-269-0465.