Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Rocky Mount

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Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Rocky Mount, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605.

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