How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several 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 replacing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why spend 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 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 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Main Heating & Cooling, Inc., we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating 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 586-731-0950, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.