Even though it’s spring, we might still see more cold weather. It’s still a great 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.
- Change Your Furnace Filter
You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your home 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 force it to work harder.
- 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling. We’re happy to help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your heating bills, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend 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 matches your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.
- Zoned Heating
If you would like individual control over the temperature of every room 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 residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 503-213-4433.