During the winter, you may have to use the furnace in your Grovetown, Georgia, home to stay warm and comfortable. However, if your HVAC system isn’t working properly, its increased usage during the winter months will only lead to unreasonably high utility bills. Here are three ways in which you can keep your furnace working efficiently, so you can save energy and save on your heating bills this winter.
Improve Your Home’s Airflow
Improving the airflow throughout your home helps your HVAC system function more efficiently. Check the air filter in your HVAC system every month and change it if needed. When an air filter is full of dust and debris, your furnace must work harder to push the heated air throughout your home. Therefore, regularly changing your air filter is one way to keep your furnace working smoothly and efficiently. Plus, clean air filters also improve indoor air quality. Other tasks that improve airflow include dusting air vents and maintaining a clutter-free home.
Seal Off Any Air Leaks
Air leaks in your home cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain your desired indoor temperature. Check your windows and doors for signs of air loss. You can seal off any air leaks by adding caulk around your windows or installing weatherstripping or door sweeps to your outside doors. These simple tasks will keep the air inside your home warm and keep the cold air out, thus allowing your furnace to work efficiently throughout the winter.
Check the Thermostat
You can help your furnace work efficiently by letting your programmable thermostat do its job. Take a moment to set appropriate temperatures for different times of the day, and your home will stay comfortable throughout the day. You’ll also avoid using unnecessary energy heating an unoccupied house, which can overwork your furnace.
Save time and energy by doing these simple tasks to help your furnace function efficiently this winter. Call Plunkett Heating & Air today at 706-426-0779 to talk with a member of our team about additional ways to keep your furnace working efficiently.
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