It’s expensive to run a household as it is, but increased energy bills in the fall and winter due to an inefficient heating system can make it feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your furnace, so you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
Check Your Filter
The easiest way to improve the efficiency of your furnace is to check the filter frequently. Filters are inexpensive, but a dirty filter can cost you a lot of money because they impede airflow, which forces your furnace to work harder to provide warm air. Standard filters should be changed at least every 90 days, but that also depends on the number of people and pets you have in your household.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to improve the efficiency of your furnace with little effort. They allow you to create a schedule for when you would like your furnace to run, so your heating system won’t turn off and on all day to satisfy the thermostat setting. By programming your system to shut off when you are out of the house and start-up before you return, you can save a lot of money on your monthly bills. You can also set a schedule that works in conjunction with off-peak usage hours to take advantage of the reduced pricing.
Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace
You may think your old furnace doesn’t need to be replaced because it still keeps your house warm, but replacing it could save you a lot of money in the long run. Variable-speed models, like the Daikin DM96VC and the Lennox SLP98V, are much more efficient than older models; in fact, with an AFUE rating of 96, they are some of the most efficient models on the market.
Get Your Furnace Serviced
The best way for homeowners to improve the efficiency of their furnace is to leave it to the professionals. It’s important to book an annual service appointment to maintain your manufacturer’s warranty, but it will also help you save on your monthly bills. A certified technician will inspect your unit and replace any worn or broken parts in order to ensure your heating system is as efficient as possible.
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