How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold days. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but exchanging your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You will observe improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently drive 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, contact our professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At McCune Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. Contact us at 316-733-9123, or you can set up an appointment with us online.