How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to wholly 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. 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 harder, 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC. We’re happy to 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 home? You can find wide variety 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 working as it should. 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 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 energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we can help make sure 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. Contact us at 832-777-1521, or you can set up an appointment with us online.