How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, 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 greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at C-N-O Comfort Zone. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At C-N-O Comfort Zone, 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. We can be reached at 636-578-1777, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.