How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though 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 some easy ideas for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, 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 frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make your system 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 circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at 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 meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook 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 wish to have individual control over the temperature of every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Southern Heating & Cooling Inc., we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 256-574-1300, or you can set up an appointment with us online.