How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely 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 home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option 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 forget 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 wish to have individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do 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 goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, 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. You can reach us at 432-333-2208, or you can set up an appointment with us online.