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 a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely reap 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better 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 home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently circulate 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Air Quality Solutions. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches 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 planned. 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 different rooms 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 you money. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Air Quality Solutions, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 614-871-4144, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.