How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we will most likely see more cold weather. It’s still an important time to take a closer review at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this frequently, but changing your furnace’s filter is critical. Even ENERGY STAR® advises swapping it out monthly. You may need to change it more or less often, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Air can flow better through your home when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your home’s ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’s harder for your system to efficiently circulate air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating expenses, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why throw away money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find wide variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 running 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 every room in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can help achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help you feel confident that your heating and cooling system is operating 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 314-961-0875, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.