As this Indiana winter wears on, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their furnaces run more efficiently. We all want warm, comfortable houses and low energy bills, and an efficient furnace is a big part of that. Today on the blog, the team at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc.. is sharing our three favorite ways to boost your furnace’s efficiency this winter.
1. Upgrade Your Thermostat
While it may seem like an insignificant part of your home, your thermostat is the brains of your HVAC system and is very important to the efficiency of your system. If you have an old, manual slider thermostat, chances are it isn’t doing its job as well as a newer model could. We recommend upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for best results. However, even upgrading to a basic, digital model will do you and your furnace good.
2. Fight Against Drafts
To help your furnace run smoothly, homeowners need to do everything they can to keep warm air in and cold air out. Check and see if your doors and windows close all the way with no cracks or gaps. If they don’t, your furnace’s hard work is quite literally going straight out the window! Consider using weatherstripping to seal your windows and doors against drafts, and adding caulk around your baseboards to seal any other cracks you may find.
3. Don’t Skip Maintenance
Finally, the best way to keep your furnace running efficiently is with regular service from an experienced technician. Many homeowners wait until a complete furnace breakdown to call our team, however, we always recommend consistent service for the health of your system. By becoming a member of our Family Savings Plan, we will send you notifications to schedule a spring and fall tune-up and include discounts for all of your heating and plumbing needs.
Help your furnace work at top efficiency all winter long by following these tips and becoming an FSP Member with Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. We’ve been providing premium furnace repair services in the Kokomo area since 1968, and we stand by our motto- just one call to fix it all. Contact us at (765) 450-4008 or request service online today.