How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several 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 frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? 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 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 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 home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Stieferman Heating Company Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 573-203-3908.