Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Ellsworth, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket 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 watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 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 figure out 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 couple tips are a perfect 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 dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC a call at 715-318-6728.