Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Bloomfield, most homeowners will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. 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 runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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, ponder these tips:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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 usual is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, 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 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect 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 couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase 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 Stanford Heating & Cooling a call at 812-825-8695.