Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Columbia, most folks will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these simple fixes:
- 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, 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 leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost 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.