How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this repeatedly, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater 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 the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 running as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you wish to have 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 increase 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 key. At Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure 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. You can reach us at 204-272-8128.

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