How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If the 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty 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 operating 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running 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 703-260-1148.

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