Maximizing Your Furnace Efficiency in the Depth of Winter

by | Feb 9, 2024 | HVAC, Heating, Furnace

With Ohio winter arriving in full force — this bone-chilling cold weather makes us rely on our furnaces more than ever. Knowing this, homeowners are wise to ask themselves heading into fall: Is my furnace able to handle the extreme cold efficiently this year? If not, don’t worry! Your friends at Five Star Home Services are here to help you maximize your furnace’s efficiency during the winter’s depth. 

Why Furnace Efficiency Is Important

The efficient operation of your furnace not only ensures a cozy and warm home during wintertime. Additionally, it also saves on energy costs. To put it simply, an efficient furnace uses less energy to generate the same level of heat — leading to lower utility bills. Additionally, it puts less strain on the environment by reducing carbon emissions. 

Furnace Efficiency

Ways to maximize your furnace’s efficiency 

  1. Regular maintenance: This is the most crucial step in ensuring your furnace’s efficiency. Routine maintenance by a professional service provider like Five Star Home Services can help identify and resolve potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs or replacements. 
  2. Replace old furnaces: If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it might be time for a replacement. Newer models are designed to be more energy-efficient and provide better heating. 
  3. Insulate your home: Proper insulation helps retain the heat generated by your furnace, reducing the need for it to run continuously. 
  4. Buy a smart thermostat: A smart thermostat will bring higher efficiency levels, similar to a programmable thermostat, allows you to set your home’s temperature for different times of the day. Both of these ensure your furnace isn’t working harder than necessary when no one is home. 
  5. Change your air filters regularly: Dirty filters force your furnace to work harder, reducing its efficiency. Change your filters at least every three months, or more frequently if you have pets or smoke indoors. 

In Conclusion 

Remember, your home heating system is your best ally against the winter chill. By following these steps, you can optimize its efficiency and enjoy a warm, comfortable home, all while saving on energy costs. If you need any help with furnace maintenance or replacement, we at Five Star Home Services are always here to help and happy to assist. We are committed to providing top-notch services that ensure your home’s comfort and efficiency, no matter how deep into winter we are. 

We proudly serve Greater Columbus, Greater Dayton, and Greater Cincinnati! Call us today at (833) 405-8009. 

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