Tips for Furnace Efficiency

By keeping your furnace operating efficiently, you’ll not only save money on your home’s energy bill but also help make the furnace last longer. Furnace efficiency helps keep your home comfortable while operating at peak performance.

Here are five easy tips to increase your furnace efficiency:

1. Keep Furnace Vents and Registers Clear of Debris

Debris that has gathered around the outside vents, like brush or leaves, along with the interior vents being blocked by furniture or boxes, can prevent the furnace from operating efficiently. Keep vents clear of anything that would block the free flow of air from the furnace.

2. Replace Air Filters Regularly

When furnace air filters aren’t changed regularly, it can cause the furnace to work harder and wear out faster. It also prevents the furnace from being able to warm your house efficiently, leading to higher energy bills.

3. Use Ceiling Fans

By flipping the switch on the ceiling fan, you can reverse the direction of the fan blades, allowing the ceiling fan to draw air up to the ceiling. This helps to disperse the warm air from the furnace throughout the room, creating a more comfortable environment.

4. Use a Programmable Thermostat

By using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature to fit your lifestyle needs. The thermostat can be set to operate automatically at a lower temperature when you’re away and at a more comfortable temperature when you’re home. This can help you to save money on your energy bill and extend the life of the furnace.

5. Get Regular Tune-Ups on Your Furnace

Having regular annual tune-ups by your local HVAC company can help to determine if the furnace is operating properly or if there are adjustments that need to be made. Catching problems on time can help extend the life of the furnace.

For more information about keeping your furnace operating efficiently, contact Dave’s Mechanical Services, LLC. We can also assist with designing the right furnace system for your home in Frederick. Call us today if you need help with your furnace.

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