Having an efficient furnace is important for your home. This will help you save money, as well as prevent an unexpected breakdown. The most important thing you can do is to have the system maintained on a regular basis. If you are not sure how often to have the system inspected, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the schedule. Any time you notice an issue out of the norm, make sure to contact us. Noticing an issue and having it resolved can help prevent further wear and tear on other parts of your furnace system.
There are also some other tips to help have an efficient furnace, and saves you money during the winter. During winter months, pull back curtains and open blinds to allow the sun to warm your home naturally. Close curtains on the shady side of the house. Also remember to inspect the thermostat. Frequently changing the thermostat settings wastes a lot of energy. Consider a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust temps at preset times. When used properly, it can save you money. Change the temperature so that your system runs less when no one is home or everyone is sleeping.
Be sure that none of your hard-earned money is being used to keep the attic and crawl space comfortable. Check your ductwork for air leaks and damage. If there are any cracks, this will allow the warm air produced to escape before it reaches the rooms in your home. If you notice a difference between the temperature and how often the system is running, there could be a leak in the ductwork, so make sure to contact us.
Another thing to remember is to change the filters. A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. If you have any questions about changing the filter, make sure to contact us. Also remember to never run the furnace without a filter present. This is because the dirt and dust particles can get into the system and cause damage, as well as reducing the chance of an efficient furnace.