You know what needs a little TLC this time of year? Your dear old hard-working furnace and it is ready for you to come up with a few life hacks for it. So what can you do to lighten its load and save on energy costs in the process? Just keep reading…
Life Hacks for you Furnace
Change your filter – this is by far the easiest hack for your furnace. A dirty filter makes your heating system have to work much harder to pull airflow across the heat exchanger. A clean filter is good thing for everyone!
Check your Ductwork – check all ductwork for leaks or a disconnected seam, if you find one you can make a quick repair by wrapping it with a heat-resistant metal tape and immediately eliminating some stress on your furnace.
Insulate and Seal your Home – Even though insulation last a long time, it does need to be replaced from time to time. If you have fiberglass insulation in your attic it should be higher than the joist. If it’s not, then it is time for some more. When it comes to sealing your windows and doors, you will need weather stripping to seal doors and caulk around the outside of window frames. Taking this measure will help warm air from escaping your home.
Thermostat – Upgrade your thermostat to a programmable Wi-Fi system and then leave it alone.
Professional Maintenance – having Carmine’s maintain your heating system with a professional cleaning, inspection and testing will provide it with a positive working condition season long.
When you are ready to provide your furnace with a much-needed break and some life hacks to keep it working smoothly, give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089. Our professionals can have you running smoothly and more efficiently in no time.