How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make your system work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently circulate 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at McNatt Inc. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms 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 residence is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At McNatt Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 361-888-4808, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.