Check your heating ducts
If your furnace’s ducts are damaged, it can lead to wasted energy and higher bills. Dust and debris can also clog your ducts, making it more difficult for your furnace to heat your home properly. Hiring an HVAC professional to look at your heating ducts before the cold months arrive will ensure that your furnace is running smoothly when you need it most.
Replace your HVAC filter
A dirty filter can lead to lack of airflow within your heating system, which can cause your furnace to overheat. You should be checking your filter at least once a month, and replacing it when necessary. Routine filter replacement will lead to more efficient heating service and can also reduce your need for furnace repairs.
Inspect your furnace components
Your furnace has a number of components that can malfunction, including its belts, motors, burners, compressor, and thermostat. Scheduling a pre-winter cleaning and inspection of your furnace by an HVAC professional will help to ensure that everything is working properly and that all of your heating components are clean.
Install a smart thermostat
If your heating bills are consistently high, your thermostat could be the culprit. Installing a programmable thermostat, which heats your home according to your needs, can prevent unnecessary energy use. For example, you can program your smart thermostat to heat the home when you are home in the evening, but not when you are at work during the afternoon. A programmable thermostat can ensure that you use only as much energy as you need to keep your home warm this winter