If you’ve upgraded to an energy efficient furnace, you know the winter months are when it’s going to show its return on investement. These state-of-the-art HVAC systems can help decrease the amount of energy or gas needed to heat your home compared to older and less efficient models. With winter creeping upon us here in Tomball, we’ve prepared some simple steps you can take to ensure your furnace will operate efficiently and effectively throughout the season.
1. Schedule a routine service visit before winter weather arrives.
You won’t want to start the season by turning on your furnace on the first cold day in Tomball only to realize it’s not operating properly. It’s important to have a professional inspect your equipment, as these individuals have been trained and certified to ensure your HVAC products are safe and working correctly. 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.
Broken or improperly functioning heat exchangers mix combustion gases with clean air, potentially creating problems with carbon monoxide poisoning. Simply check your furnace’s combustion chamber for cracks. If you smell strange odors coming from the heater after a period of time, shut it off and call a professional. Your heat exchanger is an important part of creating an energy efficient furnace. When it’s operating correctly, the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard or use as much energy to produce the heat you desire.
3. Change your air filter.
When’s the last time you changed your filter? Now is the time. Clean filters can help improve your system’s air flow and could lead 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 at the end of each month to see whether it needs to be changed.
Try these steps to create a more energy efficient home this winter. Or, if you’re ready for a repair, Premium Air Services LLC offers a wide range of energy efficient furnaces. We’re happy to help you find the latest and greatest HVAC systems available in Tomball.