Furnace Tips to Increase Energy Efficiency
Owning a home can be expensive and during the fall and winter months, many people become frustrated with the high energy bills that come from heating their homes. Luckily, there are a few furnace tips that can help reduce monthly energy bills and help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
Furnace Tip #1 – Regularly Change the Air Filter
A clogged furnace filter decreases furnace efficiency by making the heating system work harder to warm the home. Get in the habit of checking filters monthly and replacing as needed. Some filters will only last about 30 days, while others can last six months.
Furnace Tip #2 – Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can improve the efficiency of your heating system by allowing you to set when the furnace turns on and off. By programming the furnace to shut off when you’re not home, you can save energy and lower monthly energy bills.
Furnace Tip #3 – Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace
The best way to increase efficiency is to upgrade to a new furnace. The older the heating system, the less effective it will be at using energy efficiently to keep your home comfortable. With an upgraded system, you’ll notice a difference on your monthly energy bills and will likely experience improved comfort.
Founded in 1946, HAMCO Heating & Cooling is a company with a proven track record that you can count on. We are committed to providing outstanding heating and cooling installation and repair services to residential and commercial customers in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Grimsby and Brantford.