The Only Tip You Need to Know to Improve Your Furnace’s Energy Efficiency and Extend Its Lifespan

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Devine Bros

Residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut have trusted Devine Bros. to keep them warm for nearly 100 years. With this much experience, it is safe to say that our workers know a thing or two about home heating.

What if we told you that one simple tip could not only extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, but reduce its energy costs as well? It may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. With two minutes of your time and about ten dollars, you too can reap these benefits.

So what’s the trick? Just change the air filter.

Yes, every furnace has an air filter that must be cleaned or replaced regularly to keep your furnace running at peak capacity. A dirty air filter can reduce airflow, increase wear-and-tear, pollute your home’s air, and cause your system to overheat.

In fact, experts estimate that as much as 80% of all furnace problems arise from the owner’s failure to keep a clean filter. Changing the filter only requires a minute or two of your time, here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the furnace.

  2. Remove the furnace door panel.

  3. Locate and remove the old filter.

  4. Install the new filter in its place.

  5. Close the door panel and turn your furnace back on.

It’s that easy! Every furnace is a little different, so make sure to refer to your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your unit.

Is your home heating system giving you problems? Devine Bros. offers a variety of heating services that include furnace repairs, tune ups, and new heating system installation. If you live in Norwalk, Connecticut or the surrounding area, give us a call at (203) 866-4421.

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