Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter?
Your home heating system plays a key role in keeping your family warm and comfortable during the coldest days of winter. The record low temperature for Macon, Georgia, was set on January 21, 1985, when the mercury dropped to six degrees below zero on the Fahrenheit scale. While we are unlikely to see temperatures that low this winter, taking the time to prepare your furnace can help to keep it operating at peak energy efficiency all season long. The following are some of the most important maintenance tasks to ensure your heating system functions properly throughout the cold weather ahead.
Replace Your Filter
According to the experts, changing your filter regularly can help to boost the energy efficiency of your entire heating and cooling system. This can also prevent debris from building up in your ductwork and affecting the quality of your indoor air. For even greater savings, consider sealing your ducts to reduce heat loss through cracks in your home’s ductwork.
Check Your Thermostat
Investing in a modern programmable thermostat can help you reduce your utility bills this winter. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat set to 68 degrees Fahrenheit during daytime hours while you are at home and 10 to 15 degrees cooler when your home is unoccupied during the day. A relatively small investment in a new thermostat could potentially pay off in reduced expenses and increased comfort inside your Macon home. Most importantly, it leads to more efficient use of your HVAC system.
Making an appointment for a regular furnace tune-up can boost its energy efficiency and provide you with added peace of mind when the temperatures outside take a nosedive. By scheduling a service visit from your trusted HVAC company, you and your family can enjoy optimum comfort.
The heating and cooling experts at Conditioned Air, Inc. are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle any emergency repairs or service needs. We specialize in helping Macon families stay comfortable indoors throughout the year. To learn more about our full lineup of heating repair, replacement, and maintenance services, give us a call at 478-787-6578, or visit us online anytime.