Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Alliance, most people will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these tips:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces a call at 308-646-3827.