How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we might still see more cold days. It’s still a good time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to completely reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow more freely 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 it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your 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 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find a large option of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to overlook the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 703-369-5528, or you can set up an appointment with us online.