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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Lexington

It’s winter time in Lexington, which means your furnace will be working extra hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, but that could cost you. How efficient is your furnace?

The energy efficiency of your furnace affects everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve collected some simple tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is unfortunate because this is undoubtedly the most effortless thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually and change it if it’s getting grimy.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without compromising on your comfort.
  • Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the hassle of changing your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re away or when you’re sleeping.
  • Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it.

Everyone likes to be comfortable, even when the weather is less than ideal. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call James Heating & A/C, Inc at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment with us online.