How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more easily through your home 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 your system 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating costs, do some research on 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 difficulty finding one that will meet 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 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 800-COOLING, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.