Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Mechanicsburg, 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 pocket 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few 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 around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at H & H Service Company a call at 717-220-4502.