Energy Efficient Furnace

Three Steps for Preparing Your Energy Efficient Furnace for Winter

If you have an energy efficient furnace, you know the winter months are when it’s going to show its return on investement. These state-of-the-art HVAC systems can help reduce the amount of energy or gas required to heat your home compared to older and less efficient models. With winter months approaching here in Grand Prairie, we’ve prepared some essential steps you can take to ensure your furnace will operate efficiently and effectively all season.

1. Schedule a regular maintenance visit before winter weather arrives.

You won’t want to start the season by turning on your furnace on the first cold day in Grand Prairie only to find out it’s not operating properly. It’s important to have a HVAC technician inspect your system, as these individuals have been trained and certified to ensure your HVAC system is safe and working well. Regularly maintaining your equipment will not only help the equipment operate smoothly, but it will help increase the energy efficiency of your furnace, as well.

2. Check your heat exchanger.

Fractured or improperly functioning heat exchangers mix combustion gases with your home’s air, which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Simply check your furnace’s combustion chamber for cracks. If you detect strange odors coming from the heater after a period of time, shut it off and call a professional. Your heat exchanger is an important factor in creating an energy efficient furnace. When it functions properly, the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard or use as much energy to produce the heat you desire.

3. Change your air filter.

If you haven’t changed your filter in a while, now’s the time. Clean filters may help improve your furnace’s air flow and could lead to better energy efficiency, as well. Pleated, HEPA and electrostatic filters can also help increase the furnace’s energy efficiency, so consider upgrading if you’re currently using a flat filter. We recommend checking your filter monthly to see whether it needs to be changed.

Use these steps to create a more energy efficient home this winter season. Or, if you’re in need of a replacement, Mustang Mechanical offers a number of energy efficient furnaces. We’re happy to help you choose the latest and greatest HVAC systems available in Grand Prairie.

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