Now that colder weather is here to stay in Shelby, most homeowners will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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 tips:
- Filters: likely the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. 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 constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? 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 important.
- 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine 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 handful of 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 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 experts at Hopper Heating and Air a call at 704-233-7363.