How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still a great time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy recommendations for you to fully receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. A buildup 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 push 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when no one is there? You can find a large option 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 forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as planned. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 improve 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 217-210-2662, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.