Now that colder weather is here to stay in Plover, most folks will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing 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 few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting 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 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-504-0533.