It’s the middle of winter, meaning we aren’t about to stop using our furnaces any time soon. Of course, the constant use of our heating systems can get pretty costly, so it is especially important to raise our magic wands in order to boost heating efficiency. Increasing the efficiency of your furnace is a great way to cut back on spending and reduce the need for Greenwich, CT furnace repair. So, how can this be done?
They say that a magician never reveals his secrets, but today we are going to break that rule. There are numerous things that you can do at home to boost furnace efficiency, and we are going to reveal a few of them. Below, you will find our secret tips and tricks! Keep reading to learn more!
Abracadabra! Here’s What You Can Do:
Use Your Curtains Wisely
The sun is a constant source of warmth and energy, so why not take advantage of it? Opening your curtains on your south-facing windows during the day is a great way to harvest free heat from the sun. Just be sure to close your curtains at night to keep the heat inside. This added heat will decrease the need to blast your furnace during the day.
Make Use of Your Ceiling Fan
Turning on your ceiling fan in the middle of winter may seem counter-productive, however, turning on your ceiling fan in reverse can actually make your home feel warmer. This is because the ceiling fan can help circulate the warm air that has risen to the top of the room.
Program Your Thermostat
If you have a programmable thermostat, be sure to use it! If you don’t have one, consider installing one. Setting the right temperature is super important. Just by lowering the temperature by a few degrees at night or when your not home, you could save hundreds of dollars on annual heating costs. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a heating program based around your personal schedule, so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to adjust the temperature.
Check and Replace Your Air Filter
When the air filters in your furnace system become too clogged, airflow in and out of the system is restricted, making it harder to circulate warm air throughout your home. Changing your air filter every 1-3 months during the heating season is an effective way to maintain and boost the efficiency of your furnace.
Make Sure Your Ducts are Sealed
It is estimated that up to 20% of warm air can escape through faulty ducts. This is why it is super important to make sure that your ducts are properly sealed. A professional HVAC technician can assess your system for any signs of a ductwork breach and properly seal any leaks that they may find.
Schedule Annual Tune-Ups
Of course, the best way to maintain and improve the efficiency of your furnace is to schedule annual inspections and tune-ups. During your maintenance visit, a professional HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect your system to detect and correct minor issues before they become major.
For all your furnace needs, contact the team at Celco Heating & Air Conditioning today!