Did you know that heating your Hudson Valley home accounts for nearly half of your winter energy costs?
If you want to get more control of your home heating costs, knowing how to maximize the efficiency of your propane furnace is essential. We have some tips for you that will help you do that without sacrificing warmth or comfort.
When you have a Depew Energy professional service technician perform an annual tune-up, your propane furnace will operate at its peak efficiency. It will use less energy, so you’ll have lower energy bills, all while still keeping your home warm and comfy. Regular maintenance of your propane furnace also helps prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs and may help keep its manufacturer warranty in effect. Our thorough annual tune-up is part of what you get with our available Service Plans!
Drafts can increase your winter energy costs by up to 20%. Since we’re spending more time home right now, set aside some of that time to seal updrafts with weatherstripping, caulk, expanding foam and door sweeps. Also check to see if your home has enough insulation.
If this to-do has slipped your mind, you could be driving up your heating costs as well as potentially damaging your furnace because your air filter is dirty. You should be changing your air filter every three months at the very longest. If you have pets, or if there is someone in your home with allergies or a respiratory problem, you need to be changing it at least once a month.
You can save up to 10% on your heating costs by programming your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees lower than usual for 8 hours a day, like when your away from home or sleeping. Set it to turn back up 30 minutes before you wake up or get back home, so you won’t be tempted to crank up the heat right away.
Once your propane furnace reaches 10 years old, its efficiency will start to decline to as low as 55%, meaning 45 cents of every dollar you spend on propane for heating isn’t going towards keeping you warm. But, today’s high-efficiency propane furnaces can reach efficiencies above 95%! You’ll start getting a return on your investment right away thanks to energy savings.
Depew Energy is here to help with making sure your propane furnace is in tip-top shape. Contact us today for service, or for an estimate on a new home heating system!