How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety 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 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 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 house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Patterson & Stirling Inc, 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 814-308-0416.

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