How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 planned. 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 each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 804-372-0313, or you can set up an appointment with us online.