How to Improve Furnace Efficiency
Even though it’s warm for nine months out of the year in Canyon, Texas, you can’t suffer through the winter without turning on your furnace. It’s an absolute necessity to keep your home warm and comfortable for your family. However, you don’t often think about how efficiency impacts your comfort level and energy usage. Reap the benefits of improved furnace efficiency by scheduling a tuneup, setting the right temperature, and replacing your filter.
Schedule a Tuneup
The first and perhaps most beneficial way to improved furnace efficiency starts by scheduling a tuneup with us. When you set an appointment, we’ll inspect every aspect of your furnace to ensure it’s running every bit as well as the day it was installed. The result is improved home comfort, lower monthly energy bills, and reduced wear and tear on your furnace that may result in costly repairs in the future.
Setting the Right Temperature
According to studies by the Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your heating bills just by keeping the thermostat at a constant 68 degrees while you’re awake. When you have to go to work or you’re sleeping, you can afford to lower the temperature even more, which results in even better savings. The other benefit of this practice is that you’re improving the efficiency of your heating system. It isn’t constantly cycling or running needlessly, cutting down on wear and tear that can lead to a lack of efficiency.
Replacing Your Furnace Filter
One of the easiest, quickest, and cheapest ways to increase furnace efficiency is by replacing the filter. Over time, dust and other particles build up in the filter, reducing air flow and causing your furnace to work harder to achieve the results you desire. Depending on your usage, replace the filter every 30 to 90 days as necessary.
Your heating and cooling system isn’t just the heart and soul of home comfort in the winter, it’s an investment you want to protect. When you need a professional to maintain your furnace or fix a problem, contact us at Grizzle Heating and Air. Give us a ring today at 806-553-4690.
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