3 Easy Ways to Check Your Furnace Efficiency

3 Easy Ways to Check Your Furnace Efficiency

S&R tech in dark sweater checks customer's furnace efficiency.

Furnace efficiency is something we take for granted. In fact, as long as it’s warm and cozy in your home, your furnace is not something you think about too often. However, even if everything is running fine, you should be looking for signs that your furnace needs some attention. The Bryant® pros at S&R Heating & Cooling have a few items you can check to ensure your system is at its best. And if you’re having issues with any aspect of your HVAC system, give us a call for service.

What Are the Benefits of an Efficient Furnace?

Besides the obvious benefit of keeping you warm and cozy all winter long, an energy-efficient furnace can lower your energy bills. It’ll also keep your system from working harder than necessary to do its job—placing less stress on the system and ensuring your furnace lasts for many years to come.  A quietly running system and increased air quality overall are two more big benefits.

Plus, the more efficient your furnace, the less energy it uses—meaning it’s better for the environment.

How to Check Your Furnace Efficiency

Now that you know why it’s so important to maximize your furnace efficiency, here are some things you can check to make sure everything runs properly no matter the time of year:

#1 – Monitor Your Energy Bill

One sign that your furnace is running efficiently is a consistent (and reasonable) energy bill. If you notice large spikes in the amount you owe without much of a change in heat usage in your home, it could mean that your furnace efficiency is in question. Save and compare bills from each peak season to monitor noticeable changes.

#2 – Replace Your Air Filters

Replacing your air filters as recommended is a simple way to be sure your furnace efficiency is at its best. A clogged filter can make it more difficult for your furnace to blow warm air through your home’s ducts. If you notice it’s extremely dirty when you change it, consider switching it out more frequently—once every one to three months is usually best.

#3 – Schedule Routine Maintenance

There are some issues that can only be seen by your HVAC professionals. That’s why scheduling routine maintenance is a major component of safeguarding furnace efficiency. The professional and knowledgeable techs at S&R can detect small problems and fix them before they become more serious. Not only that, but they’ll also clean and tune your system to make sure every part is functioning correctly.

Maximize Furnace Efficiency With S&R

Whether you have a simple question about your HVAC system or are in need of repair or emergency service, S&R should be your first choice for all of your HVAC needs. We’ve been dedicated to keeping Twin Cities residents cozy and comfortable for more than 30 years—so next time you need HVAC help, call us or send us a message online.