How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. 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 receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, 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 enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating bills, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches 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 it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve 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 goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, 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. Contact us at 602-997-5701, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.