Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Newton, 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 has an impact on everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem 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 season, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked 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: setting 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 couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at 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 handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Brookwood Inc a call at 641-316-9803.