How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold temps. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will notice 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 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Effective Service Group, LLC.. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find a large option 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 overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as planned. 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Effective Service Group, LLC., we can help make sure 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 973-884-0065, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.