How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy ideas for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice 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 drive air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Mitchell Heating. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty finding one that will meet 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 add years to 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Mitchell Heating, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 719-596-6677, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.