How to Help Your Furnace Run More Efficiently

These days, a lot of newer furnaces are pretty energy efficient. But what can you do to help your furnace run even more efficiently and keep your house toasty warm, even on the coldest days of the year? Here are a few tips from an HVAC company serving Maplewood and the surrounding areas.

Make sure you have your furnace inspected on a yearly basis by a professional HVAC company like ours. We can check to make sure everything is in good working order. If there are any needed repairs, we can take care of them too so a small problem doesn’t turn into a larger (and more expensive) one.

When was the last time you bought a new thermostat? There are programmable thermostats on the market that make it easy to tell your heating system when to turn on. For example, if you leave for work at 8 a.m. and come home around 5 p.m., you can turn your heat down for the time frame that you are not in your home and then have it automatically turn back up about 15 to 30 minutes before you get home. That way, your heat isn’t running when no one is home but you and your family will still come home to a house that is nice and warm. There are simple thermostats that are incredibly easy to install and use. Our HVAC company can help determine which one will best meet your needs.

Have a professional company come in to check your home’s insulation if you haven’t had new insulation put in for a few years. New insulation can help your home stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

If possible, put plastic coverings over your windows and make sure the gap between exterior doors and the floor are sealed too. You can purchase inexpensive door sealers that go on the bottom of your door to keep the cold air from coming in through that gap.

Make sure you change your furnace’s filters on a regular basis, usually monthly. This will keep your furnace in good working order and help it run more efficiently too. It can also help increase your furnace’s life span.

Do you want more information on our HVAC company near Maplewood? Call us at Prescription Heating & Cooling at 651-767-2737, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate on a New Installation.