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 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 time and time again, but replacing your furnace’s filter is key. Even ENERGY STAR® suggests 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 can experience improved air quality and better furnace efficiency as well. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If the ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently circulate 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your heating expenses, look into 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 trouble 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 operating as expected. Yearly tune-ups keep your furnace as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you wish to have individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can attain that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your furnace efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Garoken Energy Co. Inc., we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace service or if you have concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 503-848-3838, or you can set up an appointment with us online.