Having a high-efficiency furnace doesn’t get you off the hook for heating your home. Sure, it’s a great start to keeping that temperature at your perfect level, but there are a few other small things you can do to help maximize your furnace efficiency. Take a look.
Maximize Furnace Efficiency With Basic Maintenance
Did you know that keeping vents closed makes your HVAC work harder? It actually forces your furnace to try and meet the right temperature you set by just using the open vents around your home. So be sure to keep all vents open and unobstructed any time your furnace is on. It goes a long way.
Another basic maintenance tip includes changing air filters every few months. The more people or pets you have in your home, the more frequently you should consider switching up those filters. When they’re blocked, the proper airflow is obstructed and can cause your furnace to work harder or even stop working overtime. Just like we need air to breathe, so does your HVAC.
Heat Pumps Can Maximize Furnace Efficiency In Your Home
Assuming your home is properly insulated, if you find that certain parts of your home are a bit chillier than others in the winter, you might benefit from a heat pump in that area. Heat pumps are designed for spot heating a given area and can work in tandem with your furnace. They’re great if you don’t want your furnace running all the time when there aren’t many people home for the day. Instead, you can set your thermostat at a lower temperature and let your heat pump keep the common area of your place warm. Consider bringing this up with your HVAC professional to see if it makes sense for you though.
Toronto Furnaces Can Help You Maximize Your Furnace Efficiency
Give our expert team a call at 416.477.7252 to get started. After more than 35 years of helping Toronto and the GTA, we’ve seen it all – and there is nothing we can’t handle. Let’s work together to get the most out of your HVAC. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have so you can make informed decisions about how to maximize your furnace efficiency.