Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Branchville, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping 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 has an impact on 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 looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. 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 continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. a call at 862-345-6896.