How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Superior Comfort Systems. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Superior Comfort Systems, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 828-775-5176, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.