Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely 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 make it work harder.
- 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 drive 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating expenses, look into 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 challenges finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money.
Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Patterson & Stirling Inc, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is working 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 814-308-0416.