How can you get the best results from your new furnace?
1. Regular Maintenance
One of the most important things to do as a homeowner is to make sure that your HVAC system is receiving regular checkups and maintenance. It is recommended to get at least one tune-up on an annual basis. If you have a new system, getting on a maintenance plan will allow your HVAC to last a full lifetime, if not more than that. If you do not have a new furnace, regular maintenance will still keep your system running as efficiently as possible.
2. Utilize Your Curtains
The less your system has to work, the better it is going to run. If you have curtains, use them. When it is cold outside, you can open them during the day to allow the sunlight to help heat your home. When it turns dark, close them to prevent heat from escaping out of the windows. If it is warm outside, close your curtains during the day and night to keep the heat out. Thicker black-out curtains will work best for this. When it comes to removing some of the workloads from your system, can make a significant difference over time.
3. Use a Programmable Thermostat
Many homeowners don’t realize how much a programmable thermostat can save you money and keep your system running efficiently. There will be times when you might not need heat or cool your home to the fullest capacity. A programmable thermostat can keep your system running only when it needs to, giving it much-needed breaks.
4. Clean Out Your Vents
Just like keeping the air filter in your furnace clean, it is also good practice to regularly clean out the vents spread around your home. Your heating and cooling system rely on these vents to push warm or cool air throughout your home, and it circulates it evenly. If they become blocked or cluttered, it can force your furnace to use more energy.
5. Invest in a Humidifier
Humidifiers offer a variety of potential health benefits, but did you know that they can give your furnace a lending hand? During the colder months, the air feels much colder. Adding some humidity into your home can make it feel warmer without having to turn your furnace up. This helps out your system and saves you money on your energy bills. Double win!
You likely spent a good amount of money on your furnace, so why not get the most out of your investment? These tips can be used on older and newer furnaces. For any questions or to schedule an appointment with 72 Degrees, you can call us at 515-965-7272 or visit our website at 72degrees.com.