Now that colder weather is here to stay in Perry, most homeowners will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076.