How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even 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 ignore 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 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 increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 325-692-5850, or you can set up an appointment with us online.