Winters in Punta Gorda, FL, aren’t the coldest in the country, yet they still bring about chillier temperatures. While blasting your heating system is the easiest way to maintain indoor comfort, it’s also the fastest way to a higher energy bills. Here are three ways to boost energy efficiency during wintertime:

Replace Your Furnace’s Filters

As a general rule of thumb, replace your furnace’s air filters every three months. Depending on how many particles are circulating in your home, such as if you have pets that shed hair constantly, you may need to replace the filter more frequently. By doing so, you’ll help to boost energy efficiency and maintain good indoor air quality.

Upgrade Your Heating System

Check if your heating system is over 10 years old. That’s usually when heating systems start to under-perform due to wear and tear of parts. If you have an outdated furnace or heat pump, consider upgrading to a newer model with an Energy Star seal. Energy Star-certified heating systems by design are more energy efficient than their non-certified counterparts.

Schedule a Fall Heating Tuneup

Perhaps the easiest way to identify all performance issues and mechanical problems is to schedule preventive maintenance. As a general rule of thumb, you should have someone check up on your heating system at least once per year. A professional HVAC tuneup can reveal if your system has obstructed air vents, damaged ductwork or mechanical parts that need lubricating.

Executive Cooling and Heating is a trusted provider of HVAC products and services in Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas. Call us today to find out about our services that boost your system’s energy efficiency, and we can also provide indoor air quality checks and upgrades to help you and your family live a healthier life free of allergens.

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