How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced 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 push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will meet 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 would like 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At James Heating & A/C, Inc, we can help you feel confident that 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 336-853-6070, or you can set up an appointment with us online.