If you’ve invested in an energy efficient furnace, you know the next few months are when it’s going to really pay off. These state-of-the-art HVAC systems can help decrease the amount of energy or gas required to heat your home compared to older and less efficient models. With winter creeping upon us here in Logan, we’ve prepared some simple steps you can take to ensure your furnace will run efficiently and effectively all season.
1. Schedule a routine service visit before winter weather arrives.
You don’t want to turn on your furnace on the first cold day in Logan only to discover it’s not operating properly. It’s important to have a HVAC professional inspect your equipment, as these individuals have been trained and certified to ensure your HVAC products are safe and working the right way. Regular service visits will not only help the equipment operate smoothly, but it will help increase the energy efficiency of your furnace, as well.
2. Check your heat exchanger.
Broken or improperly functioning heat exchangers mix combustion gases with clean air, potentially creating problems with carbon monoxide poisoning. This inspection is easy – just inspect your furnace’s combustion chamber for cracks. If you notice strange odors coming from the heater after a while, shut it off and call a professional. Your heat exchanger is an important component of creating an energy efficient furnace. When it functions properly, the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard or use as much energy to generate the heat you desire.
3. Change your air filter.
It’s a good idea to change your filters regularly, and just before winter hits is a great time. Clean filters will help improve your equipment’s air flow and can contribute to better energy efficiency, as well. Pleated, HEPA and electrostatic filters can also help improve the furnace’s energy efficiency, so consider upgrading if you’re currently using a flat filter. We recommend checking your filter monthly to see whether it needs to be changed.
Try these steps to create a more energy efficient home this winter. Or, if you’re in need of a repair, Western Mechanical, Inc. offers a wide range of energy efficient furnaces. We’re happy to walk you through the latest and greatest HVAC systems available in Logan.