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 an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater 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 home’s 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 would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Clean Air HVAC. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety 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 forget 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 add years to 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Clean Air HVAC, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 925-689-7017, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.