Now that colder weather is here to stay in Rocky Mount, most homeowners will start seriously 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 check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these tips:
- Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic 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 continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out 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 perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-369-3790.