How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better 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’ll be 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 would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Scott Temperature. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating bills, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Scott Temperature, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 785-843-2244, or you can set up an appointment with us online.