The central home heater helps keep the house/office warm and comfortable. These heating systems are particularly essential during the cold season and especially winter. It is for this reason you should strive to keep your heater in the best condition possible to prevent a breakdown when you need it most. Outlined below are a few tips and tricks on how to increase your furnace’s efficiency for a more comfortable home and lower running costs.
1. Reverse the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans
Changing the direction of your fans helps push, as well as circulate, warm air throughout the room. This helps keep the house warmer without turning up the heat. Remember to use the lowest setting on the ceiling fans for the best results.
2. Unlock Blocked Vents
Curtains and furniture may block the free-flow of warm air from the ductwork forcing the heater to work harder than it needs to. Blocked vents have a similar effect too. Unblocking the vents and keeping heavy furniture and curtains clear of the vents should help move the warm air quickly and more efficiently.
3. Invest in A Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat makes it possible to adjust temperatures at home remotely, as well as program them accordingly for efficient heating. The thermostat can also be set to lower or turn off the heater when no one is home.
4. Keep an Eye on The Furnace Filter
Make it a habit of checking your furnace filter at least once in a month, and replace it if it is already clogged. A clogged air filter will only impact the heater’s efficiency and forcing it to work harder. A dirty and clogged filter also leads to poor indoor air quality and an even higher risk of allergies.
5. Schedule Annual Service and Maintenance
Experts recommend having your furnace and the entire heating system checked and serviced by a certified/qualified technician at least once per year. It is through the scheduled maintenance visits that the technician will detect possible and potential problems, hence fix them before the worst happens. Signing up for such a service eliminates the need to worry or even worse, forgetting about the system. You can thus be assured of a correctly running and efficient heater all winter.
We at Furnace Repair Etobicoke strive to ensure our clients get the best service possible. We have a team of experienced and licensed technicians ready to handy anything from installation, servicing, and furnace repair, among other services.