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 an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly receive 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® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your house 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at McFadden Heating & Cooling. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty 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 running as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At McFadden Heating & Cooling, 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 1-866-781-0111, or you can set up an appointment with us online.