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 a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make your system 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 expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget 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 add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 715-421-5555, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.