How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array 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 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 each 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 heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At US Air Heating and Cooling, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 803-980-4328, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.