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 review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, 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 frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Colvin's Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is 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 ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as planned. 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 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 house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Colvin's Inc, 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 816-630-2702, or you can set up an appointment with us online.