Get the Most Out of Your Furnace

During the cool winter months, whether you need a furnace or not is never even a question. However, this important appliance often runs like a hidden beast in your attic without a second thought or care as you mosey through the winter months in the warmth of your heated home. There are some ways to maximize the efficiency of your furnace and ensure its longevity, so consider the following as you attempt to get the most out of your investment:

  • Install a programmable thermostat. This will both reduce wear and tear on your unit by ensuring it isn’t running in overdrive when it doesn’t need to be and will also save you money on your monthly utility bills.
  • Have your ductwork properly sealed and insulated. If air is escaping through the ductwork as it makes its way from the furnace to a given room, your furnace is having to work harder than it needs to in order to heat your home. This additional work costs money in gas and electricity and will also shorten the lifespan of the unit.
  • Change air filters on a regular basis. This allows the air to move through the vent unobstructed and keeps the air clean.
  • Have it maintained. A yearly check up by a heater service Hickman residents trust, like Wellman Heating, can increase the longevity and efficiency of your unit by fixing minor issues before they become big ones.

A new furnace can be a big investment, so treat yours with care in order to get the most out of your unit both in efficiency and longevity.