How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy ideas for you to wholly take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. 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 it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your home’s 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 working as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 719-332-3458, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.