While purchasing a new furnace is the surest way to boost the energy efficiency of your Denver HVAC system and lower your heating costs, it’s not the only thing you can do. If it’s not time for a new heating system yet, but you’d still like to take steps to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, here are a few things to consider.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the performance and energy efficiency of your heating system is with the addition of a programmable thermostat. These systems allow you to set different temperatures for different days and times of day, making it possible for you to have your heat automatically switch on when you need it and off when you don’t.
A zone control system allows you to divide your home into distinct areas that have their own independent climate controls. This means you can have the heat on in the living room during the day but not in the upstairs bedrooms, and vice versa at night. You can also keep the heat at a different level in the kitchen, where you’re likely to be producing some heat from cooking, and in the living room, where you usually pursue more sedentary activities.
As with the addition of programmable thermostats, the added control that zone control systems gives you allows you to maintain the same comfort level in your home but use less energy in the process. And that means lower utility bills for you month after month. Zone control systems can be integrated into most heating systems relatively easily, or they can be added on as part of a new heating system installation project.
The air filters on your heating system keep contaminants out of your indoor air. But when they become clogged with these particles, they make it harder for your heating system to circulate heated air. Replacing and updating these filters will improve the overall efficiency of your Denver heating system and result in higher indoor air quality throughout your home.
For any heating upgrades or repairs you need in the Denver area, give Bell Plumbing and Heating a call!