Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Lexington, most folks will start really 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 wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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 year, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few 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 home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070.