How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but replacing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make your system 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 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, look into 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 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 operating as it should. 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 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 on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 209-368-0556, or you can set up an appointment with us online.