How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still a good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater 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 home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Craig's Heating & Cooling. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as planned. 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Craig's Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 801-295-3357, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.