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 a few easy tips for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s 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, contact our professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating bills, look into 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 forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we can help you feel confident that 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 815-768-6656, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.