How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money.

Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At MPC Heating & Cooling, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 308-832-4321.