Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Savage, most folks will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help better 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 in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? 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 crucial.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably 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 Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 952-373-0377.