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    Nov 06, 2014

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Gas Furnace & Thermostat

    4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Gas Furnace & Thermostat

    Think you know all you need to know about your gas furnace and thermostat?

    Get the most from thermostats

    A gas furnace with the right thermostat controls is a great start to obtaining reliable and energy efficient home heating. With winter almost upon us, it’s time to make sure you are getting the most out of them in your home. Here are 4 tips to make sure that you are:

    1. Insulate Your Home
    2. The best way to make sure you get the most out of any HVAC system is to ensure your home is sufficiently insulated. If you can’t keep the warm air in, your furnace will be unable keep up the leakage and will work overtime to try, which is both inefficient and ineffective.

    3. Go High Efficiency
    4. To get the most out of any furnace, energy efficiency is key. The higher the rating, the more energy and therefore money you’ll save. Upgrading an old furnace to a new, more efficient model might be the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck.

    5. Install a Smart Thermostat
    6. Your furnace is only as effective as the thermostat you use. This is because the thermostat acts as the captain of the ship, which is your home’s HVAC. Installing a smart thermostat can make any furnace more effective and run significantly more efficiently. Other benefits of the controls and flexibility of a smart thermostat include the opportunity to create comfort zones, which allow you to adjust settings based on your schedule and needs. You can even adjust your home’s comfort when you’re out of the house. Through a Wi-Fi connection and an app on your phone or computer, you have anytime control from wherever you are.

    7. Change Your Filter
    8. This is a pretty standard step to keeping you furnace running strong. Changing your filter on a regular schedule will ensure that your furnace stays at its optimal and keeps your home warm.

    For more information on getting the most from your gas furnace and thermostat, talk to a professional at a McCall’s Supply location today. Look how easy it is to find one in your area.

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