How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation 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’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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Northern Comfort Inc. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend 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 forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as expected. 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Northern Comfort 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 507-307-4818.

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