Furnace Tips for the New Year
One of the biggest resolutions people make as they step into the New Year is to save money in as many ways as possible. One of the best ways to do so is to cut your utility bills. With that in mind, we thought of sharing with you some tips that will help you live more comfortably and increase your energy savings this winter.
Schedule maintenance visits
According the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure”. This does not only apply to your health, but to your furnace as well. A well-maintained furnace runs more efficiently, prevents the hassle of break downs and helps you save money. As such, it is important to schedule furnace maintenance every year.
Neglect of your Firestone furnace can cost you money in the long run. This may cause your furnace to run less efficiently, may lead to costly repairs and increase your monthly energy bills.
Use a programmable thermostat
During the winter months, most people spend most of their time indoors and rely on their furnace to stay warm. While your home needs to stay warm enough to keep your family comfortable, there’s no need to heat your home and waste money when no one is around. This is where programmable thermostat comes in.
A programmable thermostat allows you to set your own temperature based on your schedule. You can create a schedule that follows your family’s routine. It allows you to save money on your energy bills without having to compromise indoor comfort.
Change the furnace filter
Ideally, a furnace filter in Firestone should be replaced every 3 months. But if you live in a dusty area, have pets that shed or smoke inside the house, we recommend replacing the furnace filter more often.
A clogged filter will make your HVAC system work harder; hence, requiring more energy. This will leave you a skyrocketing bill. By keeping your furnace filter clean, the more energy efficient your HVAC will be. Make it a habit to check the filter every month and change it whenever necessary.
Call Carbon Valley Heating and Air for all your heating and air conditioning needs. Our highly trained HVAC professionals will help keep your furnace running in safely and efficiently for many years.