How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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’s more difficult 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 would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc . We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will meet 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 expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Stan's Heating, Inc , we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running 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 541-889-3987, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.