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 an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, 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 Beck Cohen. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety 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 overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as it should. 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Beck Cohen, 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. We can be reached at 434-296-0129, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.