How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to fully 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 critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Gathering 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’s 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, look into 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 challenges 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 working as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms 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 on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Arrings A/C & Heating, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 281-713-8304, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.