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How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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’s 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 expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating expenses, 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 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 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 heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we can help ensure 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. We can be reached at 224-412-8308.