How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely 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 fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Lycoming Heating Company. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating expenses, look into a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find wide variety 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 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 every room 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 home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Lycoming Heating Company, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. Contact us at 570-326-4450, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.