How to Boost Furnace Efficiency and Save Money

Monday, January 21st, 2019

As homeowners, we are constantly seeking out ways to cut back on spending and save a few extra bucks each month. The good news is that it is never too late to start saving. We still have a long winter ahead of us, and chances are, you will be running your furnace consistently for the next few months, which can lead to costly heating bills. However, you can keep your utility bills to a minimum when you improve your furnace’s efficiency.

There are numerous things that you can do at home to boost heating efficiency, some of which are free of charge! Improving efficiency is the best way to keep repair costs and utility bills low, which is great for your budget. If you wish to learn more about the ways you can boost your furnace efficiency, keep reading below. We have outlined some of the best methods to do so. 

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Do You Understand AFUE? Here’s Why You Should

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Do You Understand AFUE? Here's Why You ShouldFurnace efficiency is measured by AFUE, short for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. It’s a simple percentage that gives consumers a basis to compare energy efficiency among similar makes and models of furnaces at a glance. AFUE isn’t the only element that impacts your efficiency and operating costs. Other factors include the airtightness of your home, the amount of insulation, and how many hours a day you typically run the furnace.

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When Your Furnace Starts To Struggle, Consider Reducing Your Heating Load

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The signs of a struggling furnace are usually obvious: strange noises, uneven levels of heating in the various rooms in your home, and rising energy bills. If your budget is too tight to replace your furnace right now and you need your current unit to make it through the winter, several strategies are available to keep your heating costs under control and improve your furnace efficiency. The most effective of these revolve around reducing your home heating load.

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A Neglected Furnace Is An Inefficient Furnace — Schedule Preventive Maintenance Now

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Furnace efficiency becomes paramount when temperatures really start to plummet. That’s why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance prior to the peak of the heating season. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley simply forget to schedule furnace maintenance, resulting in unnecessary system malfunctions, costly repairs and often, entire system replacements.

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