Now that colder weather is here to stay in Middletown, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help boost 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? 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 important.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 figure out 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 a perfect 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 dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at SchagrinGAS Company a call at 302-231-1380.