Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Thedford, most people will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket 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 searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? 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: 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 519-296-4437.