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How to Take Advantage of Your Furnaces Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency.

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Contra Costa Heating & AC. We can assist you.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.
  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills.

Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Contra Costa Heating & AC, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 510-343-9841.