How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though 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 a few easy tips for you to completely reap 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 so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. 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. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating bills, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches 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 planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you wish to have 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 house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Anderson Heating & A/C, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 775-230-7628, or you can set up an appointment with us online.