Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Justin, most people will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally affects 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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: arguably the most unused 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 could 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 few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? 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 crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 couple 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 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Pepper AC & Htg Inc a call at 940-202-1184.