If you are looking to save some money during the holiday season, consider a furnace tune-up! That’s right, taking the time to ensure that your furnace is running as efficiently as possible will decrease the amount of money you spend on heating costs, giving you more money to spend on gifts for friends and family (or to keep for yourself!). Either way, an efficient furnace means more money in your pocket.
There are a number of ways in which an HVAC professional can help you increase your furnace’s efficiency. Investing in regular furnace maintenance in Farmington, NM can extend your system’s lifespan while maintaining a high level of performance. Below, we have provided you with a list of tips and tricks to improve your furnace’s efficiency.
Here’s How You Can Increase Furnace Efficiency:
Check and Replace Your Air Filter
Your air filter plays a vital role in the overall operation of your furnace. There is a lot of debris that circulates throughout our homes and ultimately ends up in the ductwork. If that debris were to enter the furnace, it has the potential to cause some significant damage. The air filter exists to prevent dirt from entering the furnace by trapping the dirt as air blows through it. If the filter is too clogged, air flow to the furnace is restricted causing the system to struggle. This decreases efficiency.
Plus, a dirty filter can cause your system to short cycle, which is when the system repeatedly turns on and off multiple times throughout the day. When airflow is restricted, the system overheats and shuts down. It takes a lot of energy for your furnace to start the heat cycle, so imagine just how much energy is wasted when it is continuously restarting.
Make Sure Ducts are Sealed
Did you know that 20% of warm air can escape through faulty ducts? Investing in proper duct sealing can help your furnace maintain its efficiency. An HVAC technician can thoroughly inspect your ductwork for any signs of a leak and repair them promptly.
Add a Programmable Thermostat
Setting the right temperature inside your home is an important step towards improving overall efficiency. Programmable thermostats give you intricate control over your heating system. Today, smart thermostats allow you to turn down the temperature in your home, even after you’ve already left! This allows you conserve energy and keep your bills low.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance gives your heating professional the ability to spot minor issues before they become major. An annual tune-up will keep any furnace running efficiently and effectively for a long time to come! Even brand new furnaces need regular maintenance to keep them running optimally.
Here at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer a comprehensive maintenance program. We offer three different memberships, each including a number of benefits. Our Gold member benefits include things like a $49 monthly payment option, same day response time, two-year inflation protection, a two-year repair warranty, and much more!