Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Heflin, most people will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably 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 in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can provide 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 few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching 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 boost the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 256-270-1196.