Now that colder weather is here to stay in Bossier City, 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 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these tips:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could 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 easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of 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 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 crucial.
- 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 determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc a call at 318-855-2326.