Furnace Tips & Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know to Maximize Efficiency
Michigan winters are frigid. Heating systems are used 24/7. To get the most from their HVAC systems, homeowners need to know how to stretch their energy dollars without maxing out their household budgets. That’s why scheduling regular furnace maintenance at the beginning of the season is absolutely vital here.
A necessary task to keep your furnace working always at its best, while using the least amount of energy possible, is to engage a professional heating company like Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to complete a comprehensive inspection and tune-up on equipment before the heating season begins. Kotz offers their Red Carpet Maintenance Program to all our customers not only to keep HVAC systems running well but also to give homeowners peace of mind that their heating and cooling will work when it’s needed most.
- Comprehensive checks, tests & cleaning of all equipment
- 15% discounts on parts & labor for repairs
- Priority scheduling
- No overtime charges
- Blower motor cleaning
- Reduced diagnostic fee
Aside from these fantastic perks of being part of our furnace maintenance program, there are things homeowners can do to keep their systems running at maximum efficiency all season long. The top efficiency tips to save energy and money are:
Check, clean or replace your air filter. – Kotz will inspect the filter during the tune-up, but for the best performance, check that it’s clean every 30 days during heavy use periods.
Make sure air vents are clean, open & not blocked. – To get the most from the air flowing through the ducts, this tip will make sure the heated air is going where it needs to.
Watch those thermostat settings. – Keeping your thermostat settings around 68 degrees when at home and around 60 – 65 degrees at night can help save about 10% in heating costs per year.
If you’re chilly, put on a sweater. – Not to sound like your Mom but raising the thermostat may not have the effect on the indoor temperature you’d like. It will affect your wallet, though. Putting on a sweater can help you feel more comfortable and keep your cash in your pocket.
Experts agree: a clean furnace that’s tuned up will be more efficient than one that is never maintained as it should be. Regular furnace maintenance will go a long way in keeping your system efficient and running well.
Upgrade your old system. – If your heating system is 15 years old or more, it’s probably time to talk to a Kotz Comfort Specialist. HVAC technology improves all the time. An older system uses more energy, while a newer system could pay for itself in saved utility costs alone in a relatively short amount of time.