How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to wholly 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 so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 expect to be. If you are curious 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, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Northern Comfort Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 507-387-6596.

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