There are three basic components of an efficient heating system: your thermostat, furnace and ductwork. They all work together, and when there’s a problem with one, they are all affected. Understanding a little bit more about them will help you get the best heating and comfort levels while saving on your energy bills this winter.
The furnace is the source of your warm air. It generates heat, which is then distributed through your house by your ductwork system. The thermostat serves as a control device that regulates the system and gets your house to the level of comfort you want.
Your heating unit burns fuel to create the warm air in your home. When you can use less fuel to get to your ideal temperature, your heating costs will drop. Here are a few ways that you can get more efficient heating:
Change Furnace Filters Regularly
When your furnace filter gets dirty from all of the collected debris that it has captured, air cannot be properly distributed. The pollutants form a thick screen that makes your furnace overwork, causing heating costs to rise, and it puts your furnace at a greater risk of burning out. Check the filter manufacturer’s recommendations about how often your brand should be replaced.
Just like a car or truck, your furnace needs tune-ups to keep it working like new. An HVAC expert can clean all of the parts and make sure they are working properly in order to achieve efficient heating all winter long.
Patch Up Ductwork
If your distribution system is flawed, you may be paying for conditioned air that you never feel. Cracks in damaged ducts and loose connections allow air to leak out before reaching the supply vents. Use duct mastic to patch up problem areas such as these and boost your efficiency.
For more information about how to achieve efficient heating throughout the winter, contact the professionals at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We have served the greater Fresno area for almost 40 years.
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