How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises 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 home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and greater 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 the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets 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 it should. 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 increase 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 key. At Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc., we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 419-592-4756, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.