Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Auburn, most people will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs 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 season, 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? 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 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081.