How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Despite the fact it’s spring, we might still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have several easy tips for you to fully 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 key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises replacing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and greater furnace efficiency as well. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, contact our professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating bills, look into 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 difficulty finding one that will meet your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to ignore 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 add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want 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 energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heating and cooling system is working at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. You can reach us at 760-784-9034, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.