How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your residence 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 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating bills, do some research on 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 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 working as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 360-571-5100, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.