The holidays have passed, but the cooler weather isn’t out of the picture yet. For those in Sarasota, Florida, January and February are the coolest months of the year. Read on to learn three ways to make your furnace operate more efficiently during this time.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Consider connecting a programmable thermostat directly to your heating and cooling system. These thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home from anywhere in the world, including in your bed at night. For example, you might want to turn the heat down while you’re at work, keeping your home a little cooler when it’s empty. Then, right before you arrive home, you can program the temperature to return to a more comfortable level. This saves money on heating expenses and decreases unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Check Your Home for Air Leaks

Contact a professional HVAC specialist to inspect your home for air leaks. The inspection will consist of checking the ductwork, doors, and windows for leaks. The service technician can even check your walls and attic, repairing any leaks to help keep heat in the home and the cold air out. Sealing these air leaks is essential to mitigating energy loss. By doing so, you’ll save money on your heating bills. Checking for wasteful air leaks is also important for preventing cold spots in your home.

Perform Preventative Maintenance

The number-one way to improve your furnace’s efficiency is to perform yearly preventative maintenance. Because Sarasota winters don’t get very cold, many homeowners underestimate the importance of furnace maintenance. Routinely maintaining your system guarantees all parts of the furnace will work effectively and efficiently. During the inspection, a professional HVAC service technician will examine the heating system and make necessary repairs and adjustments. As a result, you’ll prevent high energy bills, expensive breakdowns and premature replacements.

Custom Air & Plumbing specializes in a variety of quality furnace maintenance and repair services. Contact us today at 888-856-4507 to learn more about how to make your furnace more efficient.

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