How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations 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 exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. 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 would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating costs, 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 will meet your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook 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 add years to 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 540-483-5605, or you can set up an appointment with us online.