Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Westerville, most homeowners will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always on the search 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 potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Uptown Heating & Cooling a call at 614-344-6949.