How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to fully reap 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® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling. We’re happy to help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array 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 running as expected. 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 515-207-6569.

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