How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and enhanced 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 the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult 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 hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away 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 meets 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 expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 you money. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc., 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 559-675-1681, or you can set up an appointment with us online.