To keep your heating bills low, you need to keep your furnace running efficiently. Here are 5 tips to keep your furnace working at peak performance.
Before Winter, Have Furnace Inspected
Before the first use, have the have the furnace inspected by a professional HVAC contractor. The furnace contractor will inspect the furnace to make sure that the furnace is operating safely and efficiently.
Replace the furnace filter every 2 months that the system is in use. Clogged air filters make it difficult to for the furnace to draw air. Furnace filters protect the furnace components from dirt which will cause damage to furnace components and dramatically decrease energy efficiency.
De-Clutter the Furnace Area
Keep the area around the furnace clean and clear of clutter. This reduces fire hazard and makes sure the furnace can get all the air it needs for proper combustion.
Use Your Thermostat Properly
If your thermostat is set at a constant temperature, consider setting the thermostat a few degrees cooler at night while you are sleeping, and during the day when you are at work. Setting your thermostat properly will dramatically reduce your furnace bill.
Keep Your Air Ducts Clean
Nine out of ten HVAC failures are due to dirt and debris accumulation. Keeping your air ducts clean will reduce the impact of debris build up on the furnace filter and HVAC components. Have the air ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years.