As the late winter transitions into early spring, it’s essential to ensure your furnace runs efficiently. Proper furnace maintenance and usage can not only keep your home comfortable but also help save energy and money. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Allied Services, Inc.

Furnace Best Practices for Late Winter and Early Spring

1. Replace Air Filters

Air filters should be replaced or cleaned every one to three months. In late winter and early spring, your furnace is likely still running frequently, so it’s crucial to ensure the air filter is clean and debris-free. A clogged air filter can restrict airflow and cause your furnace to work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy consumption and potential breakdowns.

2. Adjust Thermostat Settings

As temperatures begin to rise during the day, you can lower your thermostat setting slightly to save energy. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to adjust the temperature automatically throughout the day so your furnace doesn’t have to run as often.

3. Schedule a Professional Inspection

Before the heating season comes to an end, consider scheduling a professional furnace inspection. A qualified technician can check for any issues, clean components, and make necessary adjustments to ensure your furnace operates at its best. This can help prevent potential problems and extend the lifespan of your furnace.

4. Seal and Insulate

Check for drafts around windows and doors and seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk. Additionally, ensure your home is adequately insulated, especially in the attic and walls, to prevent heat loss. This will help your furnace work more efficiently and maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.

5. Clear Vents and Registers

Ensure all vents and registers are clear of obstructions, such as furniture, rugs, or curtains. This will allow for proper airflow and help distribute heat evenly throughout your home.

Consider a Furnace Upgrade

If your furnace is older or not performing as efficiently as it should, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. While this can be a significant investment upfront, it can lead to long-term savings on your energy bills and may qualify you for rebates or tax incentives.

Allied Services had been serving the communities of Dayton and beyond since 1955. We offer professional heating and cooling services. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to request a free estimate.