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 an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your house when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and better 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 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 harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce 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 a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no difficulty 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 running as expected. 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 every room 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 house is attributed to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 601-268-3486, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.