Change Furnace Filters Regularly
A furnace filter is designed to trap contaminants in your air, such as dust, debris, and animal dander. When a filter becomes too dirty, it can make your furnace work harder, limit airflow, increase your energy bills, and even cause your system to breakdown. We recommend replacing your furnace filters at least four times a year.
You may want to consider installing a high-efficiency, allergy-friendly filter, which will last longer and provide improved filtration. Our HVAC technicians are available to advise you on the best filter for your furnace. Call us today to schedule your seasonal maintenance visit.
Be Intentional About Your Thermostat Setting
Most people are unaware of how much they can save by simply adjusting their thermostat to a few degrees higher or lower. Lowering the thermostat by one degree when using the furnace, or raising it by one degree when using the air conditioner, can save up to three percent on your utility bills. Ceiling fans are a great way to make your home feel warmer or cooler so that you can bear to set your thermostat higher or lower. In the summer, the fan will work to help circulate the cool air throughout the room. Conversely, in the winter, the fan operates in reverse to push the warm air back down. It’s also helpful in the wintertime to wear layers.
Make sure to manage your temperature setting preferences with a programmable thermostat. If you are not yet experiencing the benefits of a programable thermostat and would like one installed, call us today! We can also walk you through how to get the most out of your thermostat if you’re not really sure how it works.
Replace Aging or Damaged Windows
Installing new windows might be a costly investment initially, but they will save your money in the long run – as much as 15% on your energy bills every year. If your budget doesn't allow for replacing all of your windows, begin replacing them one at a time. Larger windows should be your top concern. You can also check to make sure that your windows and doors are properly sealed and caulked. If not, you can easily replace the seals and re-caulk them to prevent your conditioned air from escaping your home.
Call Strive Heating and Cooling at (717) 974-3011 today to schedule your home energy audit with our Hanover HVAC pros!