Tips for Boosting Furnace Efficiency

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Temperatures are already cooling, and it’s a huge reminder to homeowners throughout the Denver area that winter is well on its way. But that’s just part of living in the mile-high city, right?

Sure, this may be true, and we may be “used” to cold temperatures and snowfall, however it doesn’t hurt to have a great heating system in place. This means more than just being reliable and effective. You want a heating system that will work as efficiently as possible, and for as long as possible. Our winters are too long and cold to settle for anything less!

So, what if your heater isn’t working as efficiently as you need it to? It may be that you need Denver heating services, such as repairs of some kind. This is especially the case if you have an aging system. But new or old heater, there are actually steps you can take to heat your home more efficiently without ever calling an HVAC company (but we’re here if you need us!)

Consider a Thermostat Upgrade

There’s a small component you can upgrade in order to boost your furnace’s efficiency, and it doesn’t cost that much in relation to other larger, more important HVAC components—your thermostat!

Your thermostat device may be small, but it is basically the brain of your heater, and upgrading to even the most basic digital model from the older, manual model will benefit you immensely, since the temperature gauge may be off by a couple degrees in an older thermostat.

Utilize Weatherstripping

The heat from your furnace system is capable of escaping through cracks in the doors and windows. This means you are losing energy that you are paying for anyhow. Consider investing in weatherstripping to seal your windows and doors and to ensure that the heat in your home stays within your home.

Use Your Ceiling Fans

When most homeowners think about ceiling fans, they think about summer. After all, you can use your ceiling fans in the summer to create air movement that helps your home’s occupants cool down faster. As a result, you’re able to turn up the thermostat and use your air conditioner more efficiently.

Well, the same concept applies to your heater in the wintertime. You can reverse the direction of the ceiling fan by using a switch. The blades of your fan then push down heated air from the ceiling for faster distribution of warmth.

Schedule Regular Heating Maintenance

Scheduling routine heating tune-ups for your furnace system is the best way to make sure it works as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. During your heating maintenance appointment, our technicians will fully inspect your furnace for any potential signs of disrepair, make the necessary adjustment, and thoroughly clean your system.

This maintenance session should be scheduled once a year for your furnace, whereas if you had a year-round heat pump system, maintenance would be recommended twice a year instead.

Get peace of mind by calling Bell Plumbing and Heating, the company metro area homeowners have been trusting for over 90 years!

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