Furnace Efficiency for Winter in the Southwest

December 6th, 2014

Old and dirty gas furnaceThe temperatures in the Old Pueblo have already dropped below freezing for the first time since last January, which is why now is the time to start thinking about how to use your furnace efficiently this winter. Keep reading for some tips that will help you make the most of your heating system when you need it the most.

Get It Serviced

Before you really start to use your heater, you should schedule a maintenance check with a professional heating and cooling company. The maintenance crew can come to your home and look over the unit to ensure that it is working properly. If they need to make any repairs, they can do it before you really start relying on the furnace to keep you warm this winter. They can also change the filter and clean out the unit so it works as efficiently as possible.

Lower the Temperature when You Are Not Home

Before you leave for work in the morning, you should lower the temperature on the furnace so you do not waste hot air when you do not need it. Lowering the furnace by just a few degrees helps you significantly lower your energy costs and use the furnace even more efficiently.

Update Your System when You Need It

If you notice that your energy bills are much higher than they once were or if your unit is not heating your home as well as it should, it might be time for an upgrade. A newer furnace gives you much more energy efficiency and allows you to find a more comfortable temperature for the interior of your home. The next time you get your unit serviced, you should talk to the professionals about when you should upgrade to a newer system.

Russett Southwest is here to help you with all of your Tucson heating and cooling needs. For more than 60 years, we have provided the services you need to keep you comfortable in your home or office. For more information about our services, visit us online or call (520) 629-9676.