How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make your system 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 drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Total Comfort. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away 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 matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore 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 extend 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 attain 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 critical. At Total Comfort, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating 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 201-891-1333, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.