How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy tips for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less regularly, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow more freely through your residence when you have a clean filter. You can experience improved air quality and enhanced furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to 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 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating bills, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t even 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 overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 enhance your furnace efficiency and save on heating bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Cytech Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 956-630-3522, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.