Like a heart, your furnace is responsible for keeping everything moving.
Winter, summer, spring or fall, the furnace is pushing air through your ducts. Your heart moves blood through your kidneys to remove impurities. Your furnace does the same thing by moving air through your home filtration system. As long as your filter isn’t clogged, and the air is flowing, impurities are being captured and taken out of circulation.
Your heart can affect your health like few other things. When it’s sick, nothing works right. In much the same way, a healthy furnace can make your whole home feel better, and help you use less energy every month.
The best ways to keep your furnace healthy and happy include:
- Check your air filters: When your air filter is clogged, your air handler must work harder to compensate for the blockage of air flow. In addition to driving up your utility bill, the reduced air flow through your heating and cooling system can cause your heat exchanger to overheat and shut off too quickly.
- Change from screens to storm windows: According to energy.gov, this will decrease the amount of heat leaking through your windows and into the outdoors or vice versa cold air coming in. This will cause your furnace to work harder.
- Make Sure Your Thermostat is Working Properly: If a thermostat is not working correctly, your heating system may not be working efficiently. Turn on your thermostat and monitor how it responds, it should start up immediately without any problems.
- Check your vents: Blocked vents are not only useless since heat can't get out, but they can also drive your heating up. In addition, a blocked vent can result in an overheated furnace.
We want your heart, and your furnace, to both operate at peak efficiency. Call us today and have our expert give your furnace a check-up.
Call us today and have our expert give your furnace a check-up.