How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out 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 will notice improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation 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’s harder for your system to efficiently drive 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Schagrin Gas Company. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget 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 each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Schagrin Gas Company, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 302-658-2000, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.