How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 605-342-5107, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.