How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

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

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better 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 the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently push 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Heartland Heating & Cooling. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety 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 working as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Heartland Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure 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 concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 515-344-3579.

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