Now that colder weather is here to stay in Dresden, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. 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 the environment 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, think about these simple fixes:
- Filters: arguably 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out 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 gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching 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 boost 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 team at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111.