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 look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely receive 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 regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced 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 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 expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Service Plus Mechanical. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches 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 extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Service Plus Mechanical, we can help ensure 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 630-473-4749, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.