How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy recommendations for you to fully take advantage of 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 replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Air Temperature Control. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 planned. 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Temperature Control, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 478-784-1109, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.