How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Air Solutions, Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Solutions, Inc, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 409-962-2476, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.