How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to fully take advantage of 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends 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 home 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 your 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Precision Mechanical. We can assist you.
  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 trouble finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as it should. 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Precision Mechanical, 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. Contact us at 605-206-2564.