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 an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing 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 residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? 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 forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 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 house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 309-437-2703, or you can set up an appointment with us online.