Now that cooler weather is here to stay in South Beloit and Belvidere, most people will start truly thinking about turning 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 operates 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- 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 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 a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 877-389-2465.