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How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make your system 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 running as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 815-410-1231.