Now that cooler weather is here to stay in McMurray, most homeowners will start seriously 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 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help boost 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- 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 inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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: 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call at 724-370-0141.