How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice 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 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at George Home Services. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that meets 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 extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At George Home Services, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 570-244-2510.