How to Take Advantage of Your Furnace’s Efficiency04/05/2016 Even though it’s spring, we could still see more cold temps. It’s still an important time to take a closer glance at your furnace efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to wholly reap the benefits of your furnace’s efficiency. Change Your Furnace Filter You’ve heard this repeatedly, but replacing 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 instructions. Air can flow more easily through your residence when you have a clean filter. You will notice improved air quality and better 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 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at KDM Service Corporation. We’re happy to help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your heating costs, do some research on a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array 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 ignore the benefits of an annual tune-up when your furnace is running as planned. 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 attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your home is due to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At KDM Service Corporation, 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 concerns about your home comfort system. Contact us at 205-758-2703, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.