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 an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. 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. Accumulation 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 push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away 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 matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working 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 918-682-8238, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.