As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort. These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
How long does a furnace last?
With proper maintenance some furnaces will last up to 20 years but most have a life span of around 15 years. It is also a good rule of thumb to change out your thermostat at the same time.
Is it ok to close off vents in my house?
Most ductwork is designed to supply heating and cooling to all rooms in your home. Based on the size of the system closing too many vents can cause air to build up at your blower motor, resulting in a strain on the system and efficiency.