How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy tips for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. 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. Gathering 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’s more difficult for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating bills, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend 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 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 operating as expected. 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 different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain 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 is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 985-537-6795, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.