If you’ve upgraded to an energy efficient furnace, you know winter is when it’s going to really pay off. These innovative HVAC systems can help reduce the amount of energy or gas used to heat your home compared to older and less efficient models. With winter creeping upon us here in Tucker, we’ve prepared some helpful steps you can take to ensure your furnace will operate efficiently and effectively all season.
1. Schedule a regular maintenance visit before winter weather arrives.
You don’t want to turn on your furnace on the first cold day in Tucker only to discover it’s not running properly. It’s important to have a HVAC professional inspect your furnace, as these individuals have been trained and certified to ensure your HVAC products are safe and working well. Keeping your equipment regularly maintained will not only help the equipment operate smoothly, but it will help improve the energy efficiency of your furnace, as well.
2. Check your heat exchanger.
Cracked or improperly functioning heat exchangers mix combustion gases with clean air, potentially creating problems with carbon monoxide poisoning. Simply 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 provide your family with the heat you desire.
3. Change your air filter.
If you haven’t changed your filter in a while, now’s the time. Clean filters may help improve your equipment’s air flow and could lead to better energy efficiency, as well. Pleated, HEPA and electrostatic filters can also help increase 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.
Follow these steps to create a more energy efficient home this winter. Or, if you’re in need of a repair, ACS Heating and Air Conditioning offers a wide range of energy efficient furnaces. We’re happy to walk you through the latest and greatest HVAC systems available in Tucker.