How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Although it’s spring, we could still see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer look at your furnace efficiency. We have a few easy recommendations for you to wholly receive the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but changing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Air can flow better through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will observe 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’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would hope. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, reach out to our professionals at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your heating costs, take a look at a programmable thermostat. Why spend money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find wide variety 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 forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is working as it should. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of each in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 575-887-7777, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.