Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Columbia11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Columbia, most homeowners will start truly 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 wallet. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: probably the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for 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 important. Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment with us online.