Staying warm and comfortable in your home this winter is important. To help achieve this, make sure that the furnace system is inspected on a regular basis. This includes the filter, thermostat, ductwork, and the furnace itself. By scheduling an appointment with us, we can inspect everything of the system to ensure it is working at top performance levels. If there is an issue with a part, we can have it repaired or replaced so your system is working efficiently again. If you notice that your monthly heating bills are higher than normal, there is probably an issue with the furnace system.
One of the best and easiest ways to make your furnace run more efficiently is to check and change the air filter. A dirty air filter makes your furnace put in more effort to provide the same amount of heat that it would if it had a clean air filter. This can also cause the parts to wear out sooner than they otherwise should. If the parts work harder, more strain and stress will be caused on the parts. Changing the filter regularly will also improve your indoor air quality and home comfort.
To have the furnace circulate hot air through the whole home, it is important to increase ventilation. This can be improved by cleaning the ductwork. Over time dirt build up will cause the airflow in your home to circulate the dirt particles. This will then reduce the air quality of your home, and the build up will eventually inhibit the airflow and cause your furnace to run less efficiently. We can clear out any of this unwanted dirt and help your air stay fresh for winter. This will help save on monthly heating bills as well.
In order to make sure your heating system is not being unnecessarily overworked, checking and updating your thermostat is a quick and cheap way of lowering your fuel costs. Set your temperature to the lowest setting without making you feel uncomfortably cold, and check to see if you can program it to lower the temperature during times when you are away. You can then set the thermostat to raise the temperature before you get home. This can also be done at night when you sleep. This way the heat that is produced is not wasted, but your home is also warm and comfortable while you are in it. If you are looking for a new thermostat, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on what type of thermostat is right for your home and family.