Wintertime is often when our energy bills shoot through the roof. If your budget is a little bit tight, especially after the holidays, you’ll be interested in knowing how to run your furnace efficiently and cut down on your spending. The best part is that most of these tips cost nothing to implement.
Use the Ceiling Fan Wisely
Most people are under the impression that ceiling fans are only good for summer. This could never be further from the truth. During the winter, turning your ceiling fan on in reverse will help circulate hot air throughout the house, which then helps reduce the amount of work your furnace undertakes.
Are Your Air Ducts Sealed?
Statistics estimate that about 20% of warm air escapes through faulty air duct seals. Before the season even starts, summon the help of an HVAC professional to check on your ducts and perform any necessary maintenance.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
You are throwing money away if your thermostat is too old. Consider switching to a programmable thermostat or if budget allows, a Wifi or smart one. You’ll see your level of home comfort grow by leaps and bounds.
Do Regular Maintenance Tune-Ups
You can extend the lifespan of your furnace just by doing regular tune-ups. A professional HVAC technician will perform an overall checkup and necessary minor fixes to correct small issues before they turn into serious problems. Tune-ups cost little but the benefits they bring to the efficiency of your home heating system are paramount.
Take Advantage of the Sun
If you are lucky, you’ll get plenty of sunlight during the day. Why not take advantage of the free heat to warm up your home? Simply open the curtains to bring as much heat as possible into the room.
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