How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will force it to 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 push 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at 1st Choice Service Group Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, do some research on 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 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 it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At 1st Choice Service Group Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 828-551-2913, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.