Tips for an Efficient Furnace

February 25, 2019

Many people have a complicated relationship with their furnace. They love the way it keeps them warm in the winter months, but they hate the heating bills that follow. As painful as it may be, heating your home will always cost some amount of money. Here are a few tips to reduce the expense of your heating bill and increase the efficiency of your furnace.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

The technology behind the home thermostat has changed drastically in the past few years. Now, not only can your thermostat be programmed with a daily or weekly schedule, but a smart thermostat can also learn from your habits over time. Some models can be controlled by a smartphone app, allowing you to adjust the temperature while you’re away from home. A smart thermostat will keep your furnace running efficiently as well as keep your house comfortable when people are home and cooler when the house is empty. All of this can lead to significant savings over time.

Use the Natural Warmth of the Sun

The sun supplies its own natural warmth. When the sun is shining, open the curtains and blinds and let the rays shine in. Not only will sunshine supplement your furnace’s heat, but it will also improve your mood during the winter. Be sure to close the blinds once the sun is no longer shining through your windows to help keep the heat inside.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Having a professional maintain your furnace will go a long way toward helping it run efficiently. The heating technician will make sure that all parts are clean and lubricated, filters have been changed, and the burner is properly timed. The annual maintenance session is also an opportunity to look over the system and spot issues before there’s a need for an emergency repair. This important service will make sure that your furnace runs efficiently and consistently.

In the Colorado Springs area, Home Heating Service, Inc. is the place to call for furnace maintenance or any heating or cooling needs. We also provide water heater services, duct cleaning, and home upgrades. Give us a call today, and let us keep your home comfortable throughout the year.