How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas 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 so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house 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 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 heating bills. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Alltemp Comfort Services 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. We can be reached at 803-318-6995, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.