Now that colder weather is here to stay in West Jefferson, most homeowners will start really 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 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help impact 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 in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- 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 around for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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: no matter 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 little time 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 searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few 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 West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. a call at 614-450-1575.