Now that colder weather is here to stay in Troy, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration 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 nature 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 time of year, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away 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 not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: whether 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 few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 Edington Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 937-558-9478.