How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as expected. 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we can help you feel confident that 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. We can be reached at 803-796-9172, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.