How to Make Your Furnace More Efficient

April 1, 2019

Before the cold months arrive, you should take steps to ensure your furnace will operate efficiently throughout the winter. You don’t want to be surprised by a high energy bill. The most important steps you can take are getting an annual tune-up, improving your home’s insulation and changing the air filter periodically.

Get an Annual Tune-Up

One of the best things you can do is get an annual tune-up. It can save you a lot of money over the years of owning your furnace. A furnace that receives an annual tune-up is likely to last 15-20 years. Those that aren’t well-maintained often die before their promised life span. Comfort Masters Ltd. offers affordable furnace tune-ups in the Oshawa area, and our maintenance plans come with 24/7 priority service. Tasks completed during a furnace tune-up include inspecting the system, tightening loose connections and cleaning internal components.

Improve Your Home’s Insulation

Buying an energy-efficient furnace only gives you cost savings if your home is insulated well. Because getting new windows is expensive, we recommend using weather strips to help prevent heat loss through the windows. Weatherstripping can be applied to doors as well. Another step to take in improving your home’s insulation is caulking cracks and holes, which are other culprits of air drafts, throughout the home.

Stay on Top of Changing Your Air Filters

Many furnaces need their air filters changed every month to operate efficiently and safely. How often you need to change the filter depends on the make and model of your furnace. Check the unit’s user instructions to know when you need to change the air filter. When the furnace’s air filter is too dirty, this puts your appliance at a higher risk of breaking down. Your furnace’s life span will shorten from the wear and tear as well since it has to work harder to operate with a dirty air filter.

Comfort Masters Ltd. offers heating and cooling services, indoor air quality tests, air exchange, and air filtration systems, tankless water heaters, and gas fireplaces. Our technicians are TSSA-certified and can work on any make and model. We have you covered in dire situations with our 24/7 emergency repair services. Committed to quality service, we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.