Even if your furnace is brand new, it’s always important to perform regular maintenance on it and have it serviced. Staying warm and cozy in the winter is important, especially for those with young children or elderly family members. If the furnace ever falters, it can create a very uncomfortable and even unhealthy environment. There are a few quick and simple ways to get the most out of your home furnace:
Change the Filter Seasonally
The filter is what collects dust, debris, and prevents these airborne irritants from circulating throughout the home. Gradually over time, all of that dust and debris will accumulate and clog up the filter, which can place excess pressure on your furnace and force it to work even harder to maintain the right temperature. That’s why it’s important to change the filter at least every season to keep it working properly.
To ensure that your furnace is running properly and efficiently, an annual inspection is always recommended. A trained technician will inspect it and clean out internal components, perform fine-tuning and will be able to detect if there are any potential safety concerns that should be dealt with. A furnace is an expensive investment, so having it inspected frequently is the best way to extend its lifespan and get the most bang for your buck.
Automate your Thermostat
Automating your thermostat can also help to reduce your usage by automatically adjusting the temperature. For example, when you and the family head out for the day, you can set it so the furnace isn’t working so hard to heat up your home. And then once you’re heading back home, you can automate it to kick on just in time to warm up the house before you get in. This can help keep your monthly bill nice and low
Upgrade to a New High-Efficiency Model
If your furnace is old, chances are it’s working overtime just to keep up with heating up your home to a temperature that’s comfortable. The reality is that older models are less efficient and often more costly. If you notice a spike in your bills with a temperature that doesn’t always feel cozy, it could be time for an upgrade. Newer high-efficiency models can keep your home comfortable and warm with minimal effort. And best of all, they will keep your monthly heating bills nice and low. The new model pays for itself in just a few years when you factor in the cost savings on your utility bills.
When your furnace is inspected on a regular basis, and kept clean and fine-tuned, it can make a huge difference in terms of efficiency. However, if it’s an older model that’s reaching the end of its lifespan, an upgrade could be necessary. Contact us today and we’ll send out a technician to inspect your furnace or to schedule maintenance.