How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Central Air Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Central Air Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 503-656-1908, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.