How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to 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 would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC. We can help.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 planned. 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 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 on energy bills.

Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Oak Point Heating and Air LLC, 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. You can reach us at 940-202-1202.

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