How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to fully take advantage of 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® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better 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 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 harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Point Heating & Cooling. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that will meet 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 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 each 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 energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Point Heating & Cooling, 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 any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 715-345-1979, or you can set up an appointment with us online.