Now that colder weather is here to stay in Racine, most folks will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, 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 head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- 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 little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide 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 couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc a call at 262-358-9468.