How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult 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 hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce 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 challenges finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook 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 extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 513-275-3601, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.