How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Heating

Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder 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 expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty 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 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 help achieve 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 important. At Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, we can help ensure 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 any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 641-628-3621.

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