Get your furnace checked for optimal performance
Old Man Winter arrived early in Calgary and area, with a reminder it’s never too late to give your furnace a check-up to confirm it is energy efficient and not taking monthly heating bills higher than they need to be.
“With brisk autumn days, Calgarians will be turning on their furnaces,” says Stephen Schroeter, senior vice-president of Napoleon Group of Companies. “It is important to evaluate the fuel consumption and energy efficiency of your furnace to ensure it is running at peak performance.
“Being mindful about the amount of energy your furnace uses allows you to increase the longevity of your HVAC system and decrease heating bill costs.”
Napoleon’s HVAC Division offers the following energy-saving tips to use when heating your home this season:
n Choose a furnace that is the right size for your home: An undersized unit will not be able to effectively heat your living space and an oversized furnace will cost more to operate.
To improve the longevity and efficiency of your furnace, speak with a professional contractor.
n Weather-proof doors and windows: Air leaks impact the operation of your furnace and your heating bill. Seal windows and doors with weather stripping to improve airflow in your home and conserve heat.
Ensure areas such as your basement and attic are properly insulated to protect your home and optimize energy resources.
n Practice proper maintenance: Your furnace must be kept lubricated and pass an annual inspection. Check every couple of months to see if your furnace filter needs to be cleaned or replaced.
Service your furnace once a year to ensure fuel consumption is optimal and its performance meets industry standards.