How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease 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 an array 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 extend 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure 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. We can be reached at 734-284-1224, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.