How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be 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 expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even 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 running as it should. 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 each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating 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 979-532-2511, or you can set up an appointment with us online.