As the winter sets in and around Simpsonville, SC, you want to keep your home comfortable, without breaking the bank. The best way to do that is by keeping your system operating efficiently. Here are some simple ways you can boost your furnace’s efficiency.
Keep Your Filter Clean
Anything that restricts air flowing through your furnace will reduce your system’s efficiency, including a dirty filter. Plan to change your filter regularly, usually about every 30 – 90 days. Gently vacuum your filter to boost the efficiency between changes.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Your system slowly collects airborne contaminants on the heat exchanger and circulating fan. These contaminants restrict airflow through the system, reducing its efficiency. A technician cleans these during a routine HVAC maintenance visit to boost your system’s efficiency.
Program Your Thermostat
You may think that keeping your thermostat at the same temperature will give you the most efficient heating. However, the Department of Energy recommends cutting your temperature by 7-10 degrees for eight hours a day. Doing this boosts your efficiency and cuts your annual heating expenses by up to about 10%.
Check Your Vents
The better your system circulates air around your home, the more efficiently it’ll perform. To keep the air circulating, keep all of your vents open for balanced airflow.
You’ll also need to keep your vents clear to allow the air to flow out and create the pressure needed. Try to keep a 2-inch clearance around and above each vent.
Manage Your Air Quality
Your air quality depends on how many airborne particles are floating around in the air and how many eventually clog your system. Keep your air clean by maintaining proper humidity and using additional filtration if needed.
Keep your furnace running efficiently this winter. Call to schedule a consultation with our furnace service experts at Sanders Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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