Now that colder weather is here to stay in Paxinos, most folks will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside 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: 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 couple minutes 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 looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 570-648-0748.