Tip #1 Change Your Furnace Filter
Yes it’s easy to forget, but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Here’s a worry-saving tip: mark a monthly check on your calendar.
Tip #2 Dodge the Draft(s):
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple and adopt that old Great Depression fixture — the draft snake, which you can easily make yourself. Just place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door.
Tip #3 Run Fans in Reverse
Most people think of fans only when they want to be cool, but many ceiling units come with a handy switch that reverses the direction of the blades. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space – cutting your heating costs as much as 10%!
Bonus Tip: Give Your Heating System a Tune-Up
You probably already know that cars need periodic tune-ups in order to run their best. Well the same is true for heating equipment. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5% of heating costs. Call (317) 733-8686 to talk to schedule a system checkup with a Mission Mechanical home comfort professional.
Bonus Tip: Consider a newer, more efficient heating system
Mission Mechanical features the most efficient heating systems available. Newer heating/furnace systems keep your house more comfortable and run much more efficiently than older units – saving you money on your heating and cooling bills!
Contact Mission Mechanical at (317) 733-8686 and talk to a home comfort professional.