How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently push 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as expected. 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 224-699-9229, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.